Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Emerald mines (Izumrudnye Kopi; Malyshevskoe deposit), Tokovaya river (Tokovaia river), Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Ural
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
A LARGE, DISTINCTIVE, OLD-TIME, doubly terminated emerald crystal from Malyshevo, Urals, Russia. This crystal has good translucency, color saturation and is nicely accented with embedded mica. This huge emerald is essentially pristine, with only trivial edge wear and probably dates to the time of the Russian czars. The backlit photo highlights the rich blue-green color saturation. Ex. George Elling Collection. 126 grams.