Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm
A bright grass-green Columbian emerald, with both terminations intact! (two small crystals are growing out of one of the terminations). It is translucent-to-transparent, and while not quite cutter quality, it has a lot of gemminess to it. In fact, parts of it COULD cut nice smaller stones. But this should be preserved as a fine crystal without cutting. Weighs 5 grams.