Beryl var. Goshenite "Starburst"
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
A superb, partial sphere of radiating Goshenite crystals that individually range up to about 2.5 cm in length. The crystals are gemmy, lustrous, and well-terminated. This appears to be a floater, and there are two very nice Goshenite sprays at the base that add an excellent matrix-like accent to the piece. Terrific aesthetics and importance, this very unusual specimen stands out in a crowd of Pakistani beryls! It was part of the display in his famous exhibits at Munich, University of Arizona, and the Springfield Show exhibit of his collection (and has special display label from those events).