Aquamarine With Schorl
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.3 x 5.1 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia
A mound of intergrown, lustrous, black, schorl crystals, to 3 cm across is topped by glassy and gemmy, intensely-colored, blue aquamarine crystal, measuring 4.0 cm in length. At least two of the schorls are doubly-terminated. The back, or non display side, of this specimen has been contacted and the back of the termination of the aqua has a few dings: however, when properly displayed, the contact is not visible. In fact this is one of the more starkly dramatic of the specimens in this size range, and is really superb from the front viewing angle. The large upright crystal is 3 x 1.3 x 1 cm in size.