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RM825   Beryl (aquamarine) with albite, fluorapatite and dravite

Dasso, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Gilgit, Baltistan, Pakistan

Excellent group of doubly terminated aquamarine crystals showing a well developed prism and a very interesting terminal faces: the first order dipyramid truncated by the pinacoid. It has a slight bluish tone, near colorless. Transparence and brilliance are very good. With some unknown reddish inclusions (rutile?). Accompanied by some aquamarine doubly terminated crystals, albite-feldspar, dravite and colorless fluorapatite (between two V beryl crystals, see photo). A gemmy specimen.

Size: 6,0 x 5,5 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 21 x 8 mm.
Found in 2013.