Beryl (Var: Emerald), Calcite
Coscuez Mine (Cosquez Mine), Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm
A gorgeous, gemmy and lustrous, 1.1 cm emerald crystal with superb color is set atop blocky, starkly contrasting calcite and shale matrix from the Coscuez Mine of Colombia. This crystal is particularly gemmy in the upper 2 mm and does not appear to have any inclusions or internal crazing. A very fine, highly representative emerald specimen.