Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
From the new find in the Fall of 2004. This is a great rarity for Beryl. A few years ago, I remember seeing some very interesting, rare bi-color crystals of Beryl from Pakistan that were tabular with a pink core and a blue ring surrounding it. These new crystals are even more rare and interesting as they feature the same pink and blue bi-color, but with much more attractive prismatic crystals. This thumbnail size specimen hosts a few very attractive lustrous, sharp, very well formed, gem/gemmy, crystals with a pale pink color in the center and blue terminations on the ends sitting on a small amount of Albite matrix. This is a great rarity to find prismatic Morganite from any locality. The quality of this crystal group is exceptional and the fact that this is prismatic Morganite makes it highly desirable. 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.8cm