Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Skardu, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 9.6 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
A large, stunning compound crystal of aquamarine, multiply-terminated with terraced terminations on top, all complete -- and terminated on the bottom as well, also with terraced multiple terminations. The top and exterior are very glassy; the interior, or core, of the specimen has these ghostly phantoms. Weighs 95 grams.