Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.3 x 6.4 x 6.0 cm
With splayed crystals to 5 cm ending in broad, beveled terminations, this glassy aquamarine specimen is very dramatic for its size. The luster is super, and glassy, all around. This would have come out in the late 1980s and was in the collection of Joel Bartsch, now curator and president of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It was then in the Dave Stoudt collection.