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English: Beryl, Quartz
Locality: Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: cabinet, 15.2 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm
Aquamarine on Quartz
This amazing combination specimen has absolutely NO REPAIRS (i assure you on this)! This is almost impossible, you'd think, given the apparent exposure of the crystal to the elements. It came out in a very large piece, which was then trimmed down to size, preserving the central core and the protected crystal. The crystal measures 11 x 2.5 x 2.25 cm in size, or about 4.5 x 1 x 1 inch! It is very interesting in its own right, aside from the sheer insanity of the combo aesthetics. This crystal is the product of complex solution events that have given it a very interesting pattern, like a cityscape, around all the hexagonal faces of the side. The top termination, however, is unaltered in form , though it seems to have a secondary oriented coating of micro-aqua that gives matte finishes to some alternating faces. It is hard to describe, but I think the pics do it best anyhow in this case. 15.2 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm
Deutsch: Beryll, Quarz
Fundort: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Nordgebiete, Pakistan (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 15.2 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/mun05-82d.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-44098.html
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