Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.4 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
A strikingly unusual, doubly terminated, torpedo-shaped, cabinet aquamarine from recent finds in Pakistan. The terminations are highly unusual on this crystal. The primary termination is rounded, frosted, is nearly colorless and is partially notched. The other, pinacoid termination is strangely notched and tapered. The middle portion of the crystal is very gemmy and the blue color saturation is variable throughout the length of the crystal. This is a pristine aquamarine that is very nicely accented by the bit of cradling matrix.