Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
A striking, but strange looking aquamarine crystal from Pakistan. This is a floater, doubly terminated, sceptered crystal. The pristine, gemmy and lustrous crystal has good color and part of the pinacoidal modified primary termination is water-clear. The basal termination has been heavily etched, leaving a very strange looking stalk forming the scepter. Weighs 38 grams.