Aquamarine and Schorl

Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.5 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:09 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Outstanding cluster of Aquamarine and Schorl from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia. While the lower Aquas are etched and heavily intergrown with the Schorls, the single large dominant crystal is simply one of the best I have ever seen from Erongo. The major Aqua is 2.5 cm tall and 1.8 cm across, and the upper 1 cm is gemmy and a gorgeous blue. The luster is glasslike, and the near-perfect termination has a fabulous, sharp notch because of an intergrown Schorl that impales it. This simple penentration adds great mineralogical interest to an already terrific crystal. Overall, this specimen has super aesthetics. Valued $900

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