Aquamarine on Muscovite
Ziyang Mine, Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Most Chinese aquas are tabular, short prismatic crystals. This exquisite aqua on muscovite is more prismatic, doubly terminated, transparent, lustrous, with a good blue color. I particularly like the way this 2.7 cm tall aqua sits up on the micaeous matrix. An unusual specimen from a source of plenty of aquas of different habit!