Dragon Minerals - Update December 16, 2018

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27542: Beryl (variety Aquamarine) - $42
Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm (1.3 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches)
17 grams (0.04 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send an email to order

Here we have a sharply-terminated, glassy aquamarine with a pleasant light blue color. The crystal is colorless at the base, with a sudden and sharp transition to light blue about one-third of the way up. As is common with beryls, this termination is slightly etched. Mostly transparent to translucent, and with a silky luster due to vertical striations. Incomplete at the base, where removed from matrix, and where currently mounted to an acrylic stand (which can be easily removed if desired, but it provides for nice display). Better color, luster, and transparency than the photos suggest.

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