Beryl Var Morganite on Quartz and Muscovite
Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.6 x 3.7 cm
Ex. George Elling
Long before the California pegmatites had been discovered, the pegmatites of central Connecticut produced the best beryls and tourmalines in the U.S. This matrix beryl var. morganite, is doubly terminated, translucent, and a pastel pink color. The morganite measures 5.0 cm in length. When properly displayed, a small damaged area is on the back side and is not visible. Gemmy? NO! Significant? YES!