Beryl

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A431 - Aquamarine $ 600
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431d.jpg]

Tabular, glassy Aqua crystals on Muscovite matrix. The quality of the Aqua is much better than typical for this locality, and the main crystal is much thicker than normal, being 3.8cm wide and 2.3 cm thick. One or two tiny nicks present, but basically undamaged. Ex. Matthew Webb #353.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2200
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597c.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Large and showy specimen.


SA696 - Morganite $ 750
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1500
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, tabular blue crystals on Muscovite. Thick, high quality Aqua, undamaged.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A328 - Aquamarine $ 180
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328b.jpg]

Highly transparent single Aqua crystal with great luster, undamaged.


B723 - Aquamarine $ 6500
Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan
cabinet - 15 x 12.5 x 9 cm


Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723e.jpg]

Stunning large matrix specimen of Quartz, Feldspar, and Muscovite hosting two absolutely water clear Aquamarine crystals. The Aqua crystals are approximately 4 and 3.5cm long. Very clean and damage free. Mined approximately 4 years ago.


T245 - Aquamarine $ 950
Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal
small cabinet - 6 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245a.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245b.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245c.jpg]

Two Aquamarine crystals grown on either side of a thin matrix of mica and feldspar. The crystals are gemmy with a good medium blue color and each are terminated on one end. Uncommon locality, and Mindat only has one Aqua pictured from this locality.


T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.


T311 - Aquamarine $ 400
Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311a.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311b.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311c.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311d.jpg]

Single Aquamarine crystal with good medium blue color. Double terminated and lightly etched. No damage.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T868 - Goshenite $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868a.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868b.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868c.jpg]

Old specimen of colorless Beryl. A tabular crystal that has been heavily etched though it retains some of the original crystal faces. Valued at $350.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.



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