Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 11.2 x 9.1 x 5.4 cm
A group of BIG, fat aquamarine crystals on matrix, with a prominent hexagonal book of muscovite adding an accent. These crystals measure up to 2.5 cm across the termination! And ALL the terminations are complete. They are not the most gemmy crystals (though they are translucent), but have good glassy luster, and are arranged in a nice balance across the matrix. This is a sizeable cabinet specimen and very impressive in person!