Morganite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Mawi pegmatite, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 12/24/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A group of rich pink, translucent, lustrous, hexagonal Beryl (var: "Morganite") crystals sit atop a matrix of off-white blocky Albite (var "Cleavelandite") crystals with Quartz and minor Muscovite and Schorl. The piece displays wonderfully, and the overall aesthetics in this miniature specimen are certainly appealing. The largest Morganite crystal measures 2.6 cm across, but please note that the back of the crystal group is contacted. A very attractive and well crystallized display specimen of this classic pegmatite material.

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