Beryl Var. Morganite
Gilette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 6.4 x 4.9 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
A large, 6.5 cm long, well-formed beryl crystal exhibits good luster, minor translucence and a creamy color. Anhedral quartz is attached to the base of the beryl crystal. This is classic material from a rare, old East Coast locality, seldom seen. Believe it or not, this is what passes for extremely elegant for the material from this locality, and it is in fact colored a blush pale pink in person, in some places. Others might call it a goshenite, but locals definitely call these morganite for that blush. The crystal has one best display angle where it shows a great beryl shape the best. It is, unlike most, not repaired and is well terminated with a medium-lustrous termination that is, again, better than the examples one normally sees from here. Al found this lucky find in an old collection.