Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Large Cabinet, 16.5 x 10.4 x 7.9 cm
There are TWO BIG, FAT, GEMMY morganites tightly intergrown side-by-side on the bladed white albite matrix here. Together, they stretch 10.5 cm! The larger of the two, though it is hard to distinguish where one starts and the other begins, is 6 cm. Both are thick and chunky, the larger over 3 cm thick! Most importantly, there is significant gemminess to both of these large crystals. They feature frosted faces intermixed with glassy "windows" into the gemmy interior.