Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
Recently, a pocket of aquamarines was uncovered in Shigar with these bizarre TAPERED crystals! Some unusual confluence of conditions in the pocket led to this crystallographic quirk, extremely unusual for beryl. This crystal has a small flat termination at the tapered top, and is gemmy for most of its length. Really extraordinary! 4.6 x .6 x .4 cm