Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 6.7x 0.7x 0.65 cm
6.7x 0.7x 0.65 cm
One of the most interesting new things to come from this mine has been a very small quantity of aquamarine crystals.
Usually, when I think of places where aquamarine occurs, I think of pegmatites-- not an iron mine situated in a skarn body.
For what I understand there was one decently sized pocket of this material some months back-- and most of the pieces were pretty bad.
The crystal is double terminated.
These look a lot like some of the aquamarines from Erongo.