Beryl Var. Aquamarine With Morganite With Schorl Inclusion
Cabinet, 14.0 x 10.0 x 5.0 cm
Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

This large cabinet piece has a central, robust, 8 x 6 cm crystal of beryl, perched without repairs on a very well trimmed matrix.It is one of the best, most aesthetic examples from the late 2007 finds here. These are some of the most interesting matrix beryls we have seen since the 90s, and they have a distinct barrel shape and multihued color to them. This single crystals is blue, pink, and clear all at the same time, in different zones. It is glassy, and has a good termination. Bill Larson helped the miners clean and prepare the pieces from thispocket, and this specimen, and one other slightly smaller example as well, were his choices from that pocket to keep. This was actually one of the last specimens added to the Pala San Diego collection, just before its sale to me.