Gorgeous Aquamarine Crystal On Muscovite - Pakistan

 
This is a beautiful, gemmy, sky-blue aquamarine crystal on muscovite from Baltistan, Pakistan. It features several lustrous, aquamarine beryl crystals that have formed upon a group of coarse muscovite crystals. The largest aquamarine is 2" long by 1.3" wide and the entire specimen is 3.1 x 2.1".

The largest aquamarine crystal has some minor breakage on what could be considered the back side of the crystal. Smaller crystals can be found scattered around the muscovite-encrusted matrix.

Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(Si O3)6. Well known varieties of beryl include aquamarine and emerald. Clear beryl is known as goshenite. Naturally occurring, hexagonal crystals of beryl can be up to several meters in size; terminated crystals are relatively rare.


Muscovite is a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium. It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminae which are often highly elastic.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite
LOCATION
Baltistan, Pakistan
SIZE
Specimen 3.1 x 2.1", largest aquamarine 2 x 1.3"
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ITEM
#97666