Aquamarine With Schorl
Cabinet, 10.1 x 7.3 x 4.5 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia

This specimen is a starburst of intergrown schorl and aquamarine, shooting out from all angles. It is a very 3-dimensional specimen overall, with crystals on 3 sides and contacted in back where it was removed from matrix. Most of the aquas are 2 cm or so in length (though one is 3 cm). A fat, very gemmy aquamarine is nested in the center of it all. All aquas on the display face are fully terminated and exceptionally glassy. Only one schorl on the display face seems broken, and it is hard to spot anyhow.