Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Microcline, Schorl
Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.3 x 9.7 x 7.4 cm
This is a very large Baveno-twinned crystal of microcline, impressive in its own right, with sharp faces, good luster and nicely terminated, decorated with crystals of aquamarine, schorl and small albites! Several of the aquas are of good size - the largest measures 4.5 cm and is doubly-terminated. In fact, just about all the terminations on all the aquas are intact! The little schorls give a pretty "salt and pepper" effect to the pile of albite and schorl wrapped around the bottom of the big albite. A very impressive mineral specimen. 12.3 x 9.7 x 7.4cm