Beryl (Var: Emerald), Muscovite
Emerald mines (Izumrudnye Kopi; Malyshevskoe deposit), Tokovaya river (Tokovaia river), Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Ural
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm
A large emerald nicely set in muscovite schist matrix from the emerald mines at Malyshevo, Urals. The euhedral, lustrous, pastel-green crystal is crudely terminated. The backlit photo highlights the color and translucency. Classic Russian material and highly representative of this important locality. This is a huge example for the location.