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BER4097 - Beryl var. Aquamarine

$150.00 Weight: 85 g


Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
43mm x 10mm x 9mm
Miniature
This is a single, transparent light green-blue prismatic gemmy crystal of aquamarine, with a flat termination. There is some micro chipping around the periphery of the termination visible under 10x magnification; not readily visible with the naked eye. There is also a natural inclusion (muscovite?) in the flat termination, and some small feathery inclusions, mostly along the rear prism face (see photos above). Specimen is mounted on an acrylic base. Information about this occurrence can be found in the Mineralogical Record, Volume 28, Number 3 (1997), pages183-200.

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