Beryl var. Morganite (unusual habit)
Nuristan Dist., Nuristan, Afghanistan
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
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Here is a really fascinating Morganite miniature from Afghanistan, formerly in the Herb Obodda collection. It is a glassy, pale pink, tabular crystal with abundant modifications and the interior has an almost pearly luster that is transmitted through the crystal for great impact. It has good hexagonal form that is only slightly compromised on the bottom and one side from contacting. What makes it crazy is that it is not just a tabular morganite as is typical....there is a glassy, transparent prismatic termination coming to a point (almost looks like a quartz!), growing out of the center of the crystal! The secondary growth morganite crystal is 1.5 cm across and adds added significance and detail when you look up is a multigenerational morganite of some kind, with highly unusual habits thrown together in the same crystal. The crystal also hosts a small, thin Tourmaline inclusion. It is contacted on the back where it was attached to the pocket and shows granular, pale blue Albite and a couple of small Tourmaline crystals. From the personal collection of Herb Obodda, kept for its unusual habit. Very pale pink color, in person.