Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Emerald deposit, Leckbachgraben (Leckbachrinne), Nasenkopf Mt., Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.0 cm
A classic 2.5 long cm crystal of Emerald sitting against Biotite schist matrix. The crystal has a fine rich green hue and is translucent when backlit. These specimens are some of the most classic Emeralds in the world, and date back hundreds of years in Europe. Most people do not associate Alpine minerals with Emeralds, but these pieces are well known and beloved by the strahlers who collect them.