Beryl (Var: Goshenite), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Goshenite (colorless beryl) is actually amongst the rarest of the beryls. From the Erongo Mountains, you certainly see a ton of aquamarines for every goshenite that turns up. This complete-all-around, pristine and translucent crystal has smooth, glassy faces with crackly interiors. The scattered embedded schorl pencils are a very nice accent. You can see the aquamarine blue core on the cleaved base. Interesting.