Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.0 x 3.6 cm
This is a stunning morganite specimen. The crystal is a real gem, transparent as you could ask for, with a wonderful pink color to it. But what is really interesting about the specimen is the way this gorgeous crystal is sandwiched between matrix and a shard of quartz. Its faces are sharp and perfect, and very lustrous; there is no damage on this crystal at all. The crystal itself measures 3.4 cm across. Ex. Wayne Thompson Collection.