Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
A gem emerald crystal of very fine spectral green color - a compound crystal that has multiple shelf terminations (all complete). It is accented by small grayish crystals of calcite. The emerald crystal, which extends down behind the patch of calcite you see, measures 1.5 cm in length.