Beryl (Var: Morganite), Lepidolite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 6.8 x 4.8 cm
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan

A chunky, gemmy and complete crystal of pale pink morganite, on a matrix of cleavelandite with thick books of large lepidolite crystals. This fat crystal measures 3.5 cm by almost 2.5 cm thick. It is wonderfully transparent through its interior, as evident through the two "windows" on the ends of the crystal, with frosted side faces. The pink is quite subtle, but it is pink.