Beryl, var. Aquamarine
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.05.2023 | Filed under:

Beryl, var. Aquamarine

Specimen # 200582
Mineral: Beryl var. Aquamarine
Location: Mungo High Mines, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.4 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


A superb, sharp, transparent aquamarine crystal. The crystal has a wonderful termination and great light aqua colour.  The termination has a small, glassy, transparent pinacoid face, surrounded by additional faces, bounded by an almost star-like pattern – subtle, but easy to see when you examine the crystal and I’ve taken several photos to help to show what it looks like. The prism faces are brilliantly lustrous – as bright as aquamarine gets! (Was hard to photograph without glaring any light off those faces.) In excellent condition, no damage. From the Pete Richards collection (#2992), a beautiful gem aquamarine.

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Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 26 × 20 cm