Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.1 x 1.1 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 Pakistani Himalayas, especially the pieces from around Shigar. This locality has produced some of the most exciting Aquamarine specimens in recent years. This specimen features a few sharp, lustrous, gemmy, powder blue color prismatic crystals associated white Feldspar crystals. A very attractive matrix display specimen with great aesthetics and color contrast from this most prestigious of Pakistani pegmatite localities. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.