Beryl (Var: Emerald), Calcite
La Pita Mine, La Pita, Maripi, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Miniature, 3.3 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
A superb, gemmy, intensely green, 1.8 cm emerald crystal set in glassy, colorless calcite rhombs from the less well-known La Pita Mine of Colombia. The crystal broke in half in the pocket, due to tectonic forces, and remains in place by attachment to the surrounding calcite crystals. The upper 1.0 cm has beautiful emerald-green color saturation and gemminess.