Beryl var. Alkali-beryl
Deo Darrah, Kuran Wa Munjan Dist., Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss

An excellent full thumbnail example of this rare varietal species of beryl, at 1.7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm, showing lustrous light/blue (outer edge) to dark blue (center) layered tabular pair of prismatic hexagonal crystals. This is a superb example for the size of this now-classic find. Purchased from finds that came out during 2014 Munich show in Germany. Photo by Jeff Scovil. Featured in the book, Refined Elegance (Mineralogical Record, Nov. 2022).