Beryl (Var: Goshenite)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
You have seen the aquamarines from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia - but how many GOSHENITES (colorless beryl, as opposed to blue aquamarine) have you seen from here? These have smooth, glassy faces with crackly interiors, and not a bit of blue color to be seen; they are true goshenites (a lot rarer than aquas). The biggest crystal here is 2.5 cm by 1.5 cm.