Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Cabinet, 12.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan

A half-dozen GEMMY crystal of aquamarine, perfectly arranged on the muscovite matrix. The largest crystal measures 2.5 cm in length, and is right at the center of the specimen. All of these crystals are truly glassy and transparent! A couple of them have some unusually elongated faces, towards tabular in form.