Aquamarine and Fluorite on Muscovite
Nager, near Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Cabinet, 13.7 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda

This is a dramatic cabinet specimen from Nagar, which is renowned for its Aquamarines. There are about a half-dozen Aquas in this cluster, the largest of which is 6.6 x 5.5 cm. The luster on these gemmy-to-translucent crystals is superb, particularly on the prism faces, and the color is a very uniform Cambridge blue (which makes the separation on the photos difficult). The Aquas are associated with classic pink/green Fluorites up to 3 cm and dozens of Muscovite blades, which are in excellent condition. If you were going to design a Nagar combination piece, you could be hard pressed do better than this aesthetic specimen where all three species compliment each other so nicely.