Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Skardu Road, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 13.9 x 9.3 x 5.3 cm
Nestled in a bed of muscovite on this large plate of matrix is a rich cluster of aquamarine crystals. There is some contact and mineralization on the crystals at the back edge of the specimen, but towards the center are a half-dozen fine and very gemmy crystals, to 2 cm.