Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 9.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
A large, doubly-terminated, floater crystal of aquamarine from Pakistan. It is more transparent in person than it appears - what you are seeing is natural etching striations on the surface that are reflecting the light back to the camera. Weighs a healthy 125 grams.