Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Skardu, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
This aquamarine crystal is actually just under 6 cm in length, and most of its bottom termination is intact and can be seen protruding from the cleavelandite at the bottom of the specimen. The crystal is very gemmy; the upper part has natural vertical striations that give it an etched look.