Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Carnaiba mining district, Pindobacu, Campo Formoso ultramafic complex, Bahia, Brazil
Cabinet, 13.7 x 5.7 x 4.8 cm
A huge, 1.5 kilogram matrix emerald from this classic emerald district in Brazil. Crystals reach 6 cm, though the big one to the right is incomplete. The top crystals are terminated, if roughly. Seldom do you get such nice large specimens out of this mine, with any kind of contrast between a cluster of emeralds and white matrix.