Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.6 x 11.9 x 7.3 cm
A WHOPPER aquamarine crystal in a matrix of platy, shiny muscovite crystals. The translucent-to-transparent aqua measures 10 cm in length (!), and is about 3.5 cm across the top termination. The termination is complete, and interestingly, there is a second crystal growing right across this top termination. The bottom termination is concealed by muscovite, but the entire length of the aqua is exposed. A big, impressive specimen indeed! 12.6 x 11.9 x 7.3 cm