Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
A HUGE, impressive plate of aquamarine crystals, with perhaps FOUR DOZEN crystals on it (!), ranging in size from quite small to over 2 cm in length. The crystals are set amongst bladed muscovites. All of the aquas are nicely terminated, with lustrous, glassy terminations. The color the crystals is a very pleasing pastel blue. This is certainly quite a showpiece! I just bought this from peshawar by email and wire transfer. its rough around the edges where they sawed it out, and a few cuts remain. 24.5 x 11 x 9.3