Beryl (Var: Morganite), Quartz, Albite, Lepidolite, Tourmaline
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 11.5 x 9.5 x 7.0 cm
To many people, a good Morganite is one of the most attractive of the gem crystals. When you can find one sitting up on matrix, and 4 cm across no less, the aesthetics jump dramatically. This lovely GEM-CLEAN crystal stands up beautifully on the matrix, allowing a perfect view through its gemmy interior. The color is a light pink-peach and the luster is excellent, particularly on the main faces. The Morganite is associated with Quartz, Albite, Lepidolite, and Tourmaline.