Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Coscuez Mine (Cosquez Mine), Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm
The Emerald measures 3.0 x 1.2 cm. The crystal is perfectly centered against a matrix of white Calcite. It is highly gemmy for an Emerald of this size, and not at all cloudy or murky, like so many tend to be. The color is almost electric as it is not a dark green, but a very vibrant green and extremely lively. The crystal itself is perfectly terminated with sharp, lustrous faces on the prism. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.