Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Quartz, Albite
Cabinet, 12.6 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
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.