Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 4.4 x 4.0 cm
When it comes to Aquamarine, Pakistan is the most productive country for specimens in the modern age of mineral collecting. Some of the very finest quality Aquamarine specimens come from the various pegmatites in the Paki Himalayas, especially the pieces from Nagar. This locality has produced some of the most exciting Aquamarine association specimens in recent years. This specimen features several fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, light blue color prismatic crystals associated with small rosettes of Muscovite. The piece can be displayed from several angles, and shows small "sprays" of crystals on side with larger and thicker crystals on the other end.