Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Habach valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.9 x 2.9 cm
These emerald crystals will not be winning any awards or cutting fine stones, but - they are from AUSTRIA, so the specimen is significant as a locality piece! They actually are rather gemmy, in fact, even if slightly encrusted with the matrix schist. The longest one is 2 cm, and there are two smaller ones on the edge of the specimen. An old specimen, and hard to obtain!