Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Skardu Road, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm
A very interesting and unusual gem aquamarine crystal from Pakistan. This water-clear, very glassy, pastel-blue crystal has an uncommon, lightly frosted, pencil-like, pinacoidal termination. The crystal is also extremely flattened, which is rare for Pakistan aquamarines. Excellent and rare material.