Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Quartz, Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.6 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm
Matrix specimens of Aquamarine are still fairly uncommon in the world, and to find an association piece such as this is uncommon. This specimen hosts a solitary, euhedral, gem quality, water-clear, sky blue color prismatic crystal of Aquamarine measuring 3.4 cm long which is protruding from a matrix comprising, sharp, well-formed, distinct, and lightly frosted crystals of Smoky Quartz which are associated with contrasting snow-white crystals of Albite and minor Muscovite.