Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.6 x 1.8 x 1.0 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 specimen features an attractive, very gemmy, light blue crystal with good luster sitting atop white Albite matrix. A few tiny nicks around the termination, but overall, a good miniature for this material. 4.6 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm