Dims: 0.6" x 0.4" x 0.3"(1.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 2.1 g
SIGHAR, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
A rather short and stubby Aquamarine crystal makes up this thumbnail specimen. It occurs in the standard hexagonal prismatic form and has a basal termination that is mostly truncated by several angled secondary faces. It is in excellent condition with only 2 tiny conchoidal chips visible along its prism length, and has well-defined edges and very clear, smooth faces that show off its vitreous luster. The crystal's color is a pale blue-green, and it is transparent and clear, though there are a few internal fractures and veil-like inclusions that are visible and more or less aligned with the basal face. Even with these inclusions, though, one could conceivably cut 2 brilliant- or cushion-cut stones from this crystal. I have affixed it in a domed thimble box for display.