Beryl Var. Aquamarine
Fano Mine, near Anza, San Diego County, California, USA
Miniature, 5.4 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
Glassy and gemmy, with wispy veils, this pastel blue-green aquamarine is doubly-terminated albeit with some damage or contacting on both terminations. In spite of the damage, it is still a very showy aqua, and a significant locality piece for San Diego pegmatite collectors. The color and gemminess here are quite good, for San Diego beryls (for some reason, more rare than tourmalines here) .