Dragon Minerals - Update March 24, 2019

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27570: Beryl (variety Aquamarine) - $75
Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm (1.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 inches)
49 grams (0.11 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

This is a light blue, terminated aquamarine crystal, mostly gemmy (more than the photos suggest) but with several interesting clouds planes (growth features), indicating changes in the pocket chemistry as the crystal matured. The angled base appears to be a healed fracture, or just a circumstance where the crystal grew at an angle to matrix before detachment. A few chips prevent this from being a $200 specimen. Displays nicely on that natural angled base, or can also be mounted on a stand as shown if you prefer a vertical position for display.

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