Beryl (Var: Morganite), Quartz
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 5.0 x 4.6 cm
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
A large, beautifully pink, partially gemmy morganite crystal perched upright on quartz matrix from the famous Golconda Pegmatite of Brazil. The sharp, euhedral morganite crystal is undamaged on the front, sides and top and is 6.9 cm across. It is also fat, at 3.2 cm thick. Probably mined in the 1960s or 1970s.