Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
When it comes to Aquamarine, Pakistan is the most productive country for specimens in the modern age of mineral collecting. Some of the very finest quality Aquamarine specimens come from the various pegmatites in the Paki Himalayas, especially in the Shigar Valley. This crystal is a very good quality, sharp, gem quality crystal (nearly 100% gem) with top glassy luster and a good blue color for a crystal this size. 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.5cm