MAT13 Muscovite, Beryl var. Aquamarine, Albite
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
13.5x 9x 3.5cm


A cabinet aquamarine from Nagar, with a 6.5x 4 cm cluster of gemmy and terminated blue aquamarine crystals nicely centered on an albite matrix.


This piece is rather unusual, in that the right-facing sides (and only the right-facing sides) of all the albite crystals are coated with a druze of muscovite.


Overall, this specimen differs greatly from the standard opaque-ish blue aquamarines that we have all grown so accustomed to seeing.  This piece was found around 2002, and is from my personal collection.

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