Miniature, 4.8 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm
Katerina Mine, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
A fat, robust aquamarine crystal with excellent pastel blue color, and a very good luster to it. Large, sharp aquamarines are just not that common in the County. For whatever reason, we get tourmalines aplenty and beryls when they come tend to be morganite. True aquas, of any quality, are exceedingly rare in San Diego! This is, thus, a fairly important crystal, and it displays well on its base with impact beyond its size. This mine is known for quartz more than for beryl, as well.