Dims: 0.7" x 0.3" x 0.2" (1.8 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 1.4 g
SIGHAR, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single Aquamarine crystal that is in excellent condition. Other than the breakage surface at its base, it is completely undamaged. It has a good hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that show a bright, vitreous luster; a few of the faces show some mild, isolated striating near the base that fades towards the termination. The termination is exceptionally well-formed and shows one basal primary, six secondary and seven tertiary faces (see the close-up image). It is not quite symmetrical. The crystal's color is a very subtle, pale blue, and it is transparent and relatively clear, though a few veil-like inclusions are obviously visible.