Beryl Var. Aquamarine
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
La Esperanza Quarry, Dumesnil, Cordoba, Argentina
Ex. David Stoudt

A beautiful, very gemmy, pastel blue aquamarine crystal from an unusual locality. Terminated nicely on one end, though broken on bottom tip. Dave Stoudt obtained these while working as a geologist in Argentina in the early 2000's. Other than a very few specimens elsewhere, I have not seen any reach our markets for specimens. And the pieces brought out here, are some of the very best that were obtained by him at the time. 9 grams. Joe Budd photos.