Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Skardu Road, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan

A SUPER GEM QUALITY, DOUBLY-TERMINATED crystal of aquamarine from Pakistan, with a pretty cluster of muscovite, quartz crystals and albite decorating the bottom. This sizeable crystal is clear as glass through the center. It has a strange form resulting from having contacted matrix as it grew, impeding growth on one side and causing part of the crystal to terminate, and then to continue growth and terminate again at the end of a thin extension. A fine gem crystal specimen!