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English: Beryl
Locality: Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: cabinet, 15 x 14 x 12 cm (6 inches tall)
Aquamarine on Feldspar
The crystal here is VERY GLASSY and has a high color saturation, for an aqua from Shengus. It measures 9 x 3.5 x 3 cm in size and rises majestically from the matrix. The crystal is complete ALL AROUND, 360-degrees, except for a few absolutely tiny dings on one edge of the top termination that have been smoothed over with a miute bit of color-matched epoxy filling (not that it can be seen). This dramatic piece looks like it should cost far more, in my opinion, but I got it as a fixer upper straight from the mine. After cleaning and repair (it has one very tight contact-join repair near the base) it presents as a dramatic speicmen because the 9-cm-tall aqua is perched on CRYSTALLIZED matrix, for startling contrast not just in color but in crystal form as well. This piece is from the same pocket as the specimen below, with interesting feldspar that is often etched. This piece is one of the few from the pocket I have seen with feldspar crystals in full euhedral form, and the effect of contrast is, as i said, very dramatic. The specimen overall is MORE 3-D than it appears, as well. So, overall, I consider this a bargain. It LOOKS like it should be worth double, to my eye.Comes with custom engraved lucite base, for easy display.
Deutsch: Beryll
Fundort: Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Baltistan, Nordgebiete, Pakistan (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 15 x 14 x 12 cm (6 inches tall)
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/vlt-1b.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Beryl&page=86
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