Aquamarine With Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 12.8 x 7.8 x 4.8 cm
What makes this combination specimen of schorl and aquamarine special is that it ALSO contains two spear-like crystals of smoky quartz, to 4.5 cm in length. Quartz seems rare in this pocket at least. Additonally, this plate of feldspar matrix is smothered by lustrous, black, schorl crystals to 2.75 cm across; and a bevy of glassy and gemmy, intensely colored, blue aquamarine crystals to 4.0 cm in length. A few aquas exhibit very minor wear on their terminations but it is trivial in context, and the piece overall has a very stark and fine separation to the crystals which highlights their sharp form. Lastly, the right side of the specimen is coated liberally by hyalite opal in small white crystals.