Aquamarine With Schorl
Cabinet, 12.4 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Aquamarines and schorl combine here to make a very dramatic, contrasting, 3-dimensional specimen featuring 3 core aquamarines on which a nest of smaller aquas hang off. The larger two aquamarines in front are 5.5 and 6 cm long. The 5.5 cm crystal is dramatically doubly-termianted wih both tips gemmy. The other crystal is partly doubly-terminated, with some of the bottom tip showing and the rest buried in white albite. The large crystal behind them, standing dramatically over the piece, is about 4 cm tall and 2.3 cm wide, notable for its gemminess, and glassy luster. It is, I turn, crossed by a 4-cm-long doubly-terminated crystal hanging off its backside! All major crystals are pristine, though some very minor associated crystals to the sides show damage. All crystals have the robust blue which is characteristic of this pocket and much more lustrous, and less gray-blue, than most previous finds. very DRAMATIC SPECIMEN!