Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
A stunning specimen of a gleaming, striated crystal of schorl tourmaline, with the area just beneath the termination decorated with a one-centimeter doubly-terminated gem aquamarine and a couple of smaller schorls (each terminated on the inside end). The termination of the large schorl is rough and jagged, but complete and undamaged.