Beryl (Var: Goshenite), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Goshenites (colorless beryls) are actually amongst the rarest of the beryls. From the Erongo Mountains, you certainly see a ton of aquamarines for every goshenite that turns up. There are TWO fine goshenites, one intergrown with crystals of schorl tourmaline. BOTH are complete and doubly terminated! They have a fine glassy luster, and are complete, with no damage or contact.