Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 11.9 x 11.8 x 7.8 cm
This is a superb specimen of aquamarine on matrix. It is a large, gemmy crystal that has wonderful form. The larger crystal measures 3 cm not only in height, but also across the termination. Growing into it is a 4-cm crystal, and there are a few smaller crystals nearby. The muscovite crystals are particularly large and well-defined, which adds a lot to the aesthetics.