Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
A fine aquamarine gem crystal for Nigeria, very gemmy, with a silky luster, a sharp termination and sharp prismatic faces as well. It is quite transparent, but the camera picked up the silky surface luster, which is what makes it look cloudy - there is also a slight blue color that does not appear in the photo. The crystal tapers in right at the top due to a natural contact. Weighs 9 grams.