Sherlovaya Gora, Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
To my eye, this beryl crystal is distinctly green, so shouldn't it be called emerald? However, its crystal form is very characteristic of many aquamarine specimens, and it comes from a location noted for aquamarine, and if I try real hard I can imagine a hint of blue to its otherwise pale green color. One end shows a basal termination, the other end is fractured. The sides are distorted and deeply striated, giving it more of a round appearance than hexagonal. It is transparent with a vitreous luster.