Dragon Minerals - Update January 20, 2019

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RF159: Beryl (variety Aquamarine) with Tourmaline and Opal
Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature - 4.4 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm (1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches)
Weight - 22 grams (0.05 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Sold

This aquamarine is opaque at the base but transitions to water-clear and pleasantly light blue at the termination. The termination itself is quite sharp. Small but lustrous black tourmaline crystals provide accent. At the base we see a patch of crusty opal, which glows a brilliant green under shortwave UV (third photo). Also bears some inconsequential feldspar. Needs a base if you prefer your gem crystals to display vertically. Minor edgewear is noted but overall I think this interesting Erongo association specimen is in quite good shape.









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