Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Quartz, Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.6 x 5.3 cm
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC Pakistan combination piece. 5 species comprise this beauty. A very gemmy, 5.4 cm aqua crystal artfully rests on the side of a blocky, doubly terminated, water-clear quartz crystal. The sharply terminated quartz crystal has preferentially lightly frosted faces. The aqua and quartz rest on a blocky albite crystal and the piece is nicely accented by a pearlescent mica book, a couple of embedded schorls and bright, snow-white, second-generation feldspar crystals.