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Gallery 5 Aquamarine and other Beryl Specimens

 
 


Beryl & Muscovite with Albite, Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanBeryl & Muscovite with Albite, Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanBeryl & Muscovite with Albite, Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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B-244  Beryl with Albite & Muscovite  $120

Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm

Here we have a combo specimen of bi-colored Beryl, bronze\brass-colored Muscovite and massive, white Albite. The Beryl crystal is double-terminated and has a glassy lustre. An interesting specimen from one of Pakistan's lesser know pegmatite localities.


Aquamarine, Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, AfghanistanAquamarine, Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, AfghanistanAquamarine, Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan
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B-246  etched Aquamarine (double terminated)  $395

Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan

16.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm

A very large, especially for Afghanistan, crystal of Aquamarine. This specimen is a result of hydrothermal etching in the pocket where it formed giving it a strange and interesting form. The terminations of this Aquamarine crystal show a rounded form that has been caused by dissolution. The sides of this crystal have an interesting texture and appearance due to etching. This sky-blue-colored specimen is mostly translucent and has a silky or satin-like lustre. This crystal is also hollow with a tube several millimeters in diameter running the center of the crystal for its full length. Not just your everyday run of the mill Afghani Aquamarine specimen.


Heliodor, Mantena, Minas Gerais, BrazilHeliodor, Mantena, Minas Gerais, BrazilHeliodor, Mantena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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B-243  Heliodor  $80

Mantena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.5 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm

An etched Heliodor crystal that has a rich honey-gold color and is mostly transparent. The specimen is complete all around. This specimen is my last example from this older find made in the early 1990's. I had thought that I had sold all my examples of this material long ago but just recently came across this one.


Aquamarine, Shengus, Haramosh Mtountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanAquamarine, Shengus, Haramosh Mtountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanAquamarine, Shengus, Haramosh Mtountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanAquamarine, Shengus, Haramosh Mtountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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B-245  Aquamarine  $225

Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

7.3 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm

A slightly bent (due to tectonic forces) and double terminated crystal of Aquamarine. This specimen has great color. The upper portion of this crystal is gemmy and has a glass-like lustre. The lower portion below the bend has veil-like inclusions but is still pretty clear. The top of this crystal is crowned with several oddly-formed crystals of colorless Beryl.


Aquamarine, Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa District, Graham County, AZAquamarine, Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa District, Graham County, AZAquamarine, Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa District, Graham County, AZ
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B-218  Aquamarine  $125
Ex Evan Jones Collection

Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa District, Graham County, AZ

2.6 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm

Aquamarine is almost unheard of and far down on the list when you think of minerals from Arizona.  This specimen along with a handful of others were collected from a single pocket between 2004-2009.  This excellent diverging cluster of lustrous & translucent, parallel-growth crystals has frosted prism faces of a cornflower-blue hue and has a deep-blue color when viewed down its c-axis.



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B-200  Beryl variety Heliodor  $95

Padre Paraíso, Minas Gerais, Brazil

5.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm

This crystal has a medium yellow color and an Aquamarine-colored, modified termination. This crystal shows unusual etching patterns around its surface which makes for a texture that feels just a little bit rough to the touch, although it certainly appears smoother from a distance. The visual effect is to make the surface more sparkly from the extra minute reflection points. Classic Brazilian Beryl from a modern-day classic location.


Aquamarine, Padre Paraíso, Minas Gerais, BrazilAquamarine, Padre Paraíso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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B-241  Aquamarine  $40

Padre Paraíso, Minas Gerais, Brazil

5.1 x .9 x .6 cm

A very clear Aquamarine with a light blue color and a hollow center that has been filled with pocket clay. This crystal is much clearer the the photos convey. Oddly, unlike almost all of the beryl found at this location, this crystal is not etched at all.


Aquamarine, Tirschenreuth, Oberpfalzer Wald, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, GermanyAquamarine, Tirschenreuth, Oberpfalzer Wald, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, GermanyAquamarine, Tirschenreuth, Oberpfalzer Wald, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
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B-205  Aquamarine on Quartz  $250

Tirschenreuth, Oberpfalzer Wald, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

4.8 x 3.4 x 4.6 cm.

An exceptionally nice (especially for Germany) translucent, pale green-blue aquamarine crystal, perched on a matrix of Quartz.  Beryl specimens from Germany are few and far between and are usually not terminated.  When they are it is usually a flat termination that is often crude.  Not only is this Aquamarine terminated, the termination is a Pyramidal one.  Another interesting feature of this Aqua is that it is slightly curved along its c-axis.  This is most likely an older German specimen from the 1800's.


Emerald, Pizzo Marcio, Trontano, Ossola Valley, Piedmont, Italy
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B-211  Emerald  $50
Ex Brian Kosnar collection

Pizzo Marcio North Dike, Pizzo Marcio, Trontano, Ossola Valley, Piedmont, Italy

5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

This piece is a classic Val Vigezzo Emerald featuring a prismatic, light green, hexagonal crystal measuring 1.5 cm on matrix.  The locality of Pizzo Marcio in Italy is one of the more unique localities in the European Alps. It's an interesting pegmatite locality that is most well known for its Emerald specimens, but it also produces zeolites, metallic oxides and even rare-earth species.


Aquamarine, Deo Darrah, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
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B-222  Aquamarine  $30

Deo Darrah, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan

2.7 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm

An example of alkali-rich Aquamarine from a region in Afghanistan that is better known for its endless Lapis deposits and fine-quality Hackmanite specimens.  This specimen features 4 translucent, color-zoned, tabular Aquamarine crystals. Blue Beryl crystals from this locality were originally described as Vorobyevite, however analysis has shown no noticeable cesium level (but with higher levels of sodium and calcium) so it is essentially an alkali-rich beryl.


Beryl variety Aquamarine, Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, BrazilBeryl variety Aquamarine, Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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B-202  Beryl variety Aquamarine $75

Padre Paraíso, Minas Gerais, Brazil

5.2 x 1.4 x 1.5 cm.

A gemmy and stout, single crystal of Aquamarine with a greenish-blue color and better clarity than can be seen in these photographs.  This crystal has a color that is pleasing to the eye.  This crystal shows unusual etching patterns around its surface which makes for a texture that feels just a little bit rough to the touch, although it certainly appears smoother from a distance.  A fine Brazilian Beryl from a modern-day classic location.


Aquamarine, Erongo Mountain, NamibiaAquamarine, Erongo Mountain, Namibia
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B-151  Beryl variety Aquamarine  $120

Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

6 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm.

What can I say about Erongo Aquamarines that hasn't been said before?  So I'll mostly let the pictures do the talking.  This crystal possesses a good deep, inky-blue color grading from opaque to translucent to transparent at its nearly colorless termination.


Morganite and Muscovite, Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala District, San Diego, CaliforniaMorganite and Muscovite, Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala District, San Diego, California
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B-143  Morganite and Muscovite  $100

Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala District, San Diego, California

4.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm.

Here we have a good representative specimen of Morganite that can be found at the Elizabeth R. Mine on Chief Mountain, Pala, Northern San Diego County, California.   This pale-pink Morganite is nearly a floater, save for a portion of the bottom where it was attached to its matrix.  Accenting this Morganite specimen is a cluster of Muscovite.