Beryl var. Aquamarine with attached Schorl Tourmaline

Huge, DEEP BLUE crystal of Beryl var. Aquamarine with attached Schorl Tourmaline!

This is a specimen that is as beautiful as it is unique! I've never seen anything quite like this from the Erongo locality. The Aquamarine termination is complete but complex and actually looks like a king's crown with its raised edges. This may possibly be the result of some ancient etching that later regrew, forming a concave termination atop the very large Aquamarine crystal. The crystal itself is not only one of the largest Erongo Aquas I've ever seen but it is a gorgeous deep blue with a gemmy interior and lustrous, well striated faces. It's balanced aesthetically along the left edge by a cluster of glassy Schorl crystals. All are terminated at top.

From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 6.5 cm by 7 cm by 6.2 in total size.

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