Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Quartz
Cabinet, 11.0 x 2.5 x 2.25 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This amazing combination specimen has absolutely NO REPAIRS (i assure you on this) ! This is almost impossible, you'd think, given the apparent exposure of the crystal to the elements. It came out in a very large piece, which was then trimmed down to size, preserving the central core and the protected crystal. The crystal measures 11 x 2.5 x 2.25 cm in size, or about 4.5 x 1 x 1 inch! It is very interesting in its own right, aside from the sheer insanity of the combo aesthetics. This crystal is the product of complex solution events that have given it a very interesting pattern, like a cityscape, around all the hexagonal faces of the side. The top termination, however, is unaltered in form, though it seems to have a secondary oriented coating of micro-aqua that gives matte finishes to some alternating faces. It is hard to describe, but I think the pics do it best anyhow in this case. 15.2 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm