Aquamarine on Albite

Shengus, Skardu, Gilgit, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.0 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 06/11/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/29/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This dramatic piece is from a now-classic and very distinctive find of 2007-2008. It features 2 very lustrous, very blue crystals of 4.5 and 4 cm height, perched in the center of blocky crystallized albites. As you can see, the cluster is a bit complex. The larger crystal wsa broken and rehealed in situ (as typical of the pocket), and so it is terminated but has a strange, melted look to the temrination which contrasts starkly with the sharp hexagonal temrination of the slender, intergrown crystal. An excellent example of a very distinct pocket, valued $2000 at least. 820 grams.

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