Dims: 0.9" x 0.2" x 0.2"(2.3 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm)
Wt: 0.9 g
SIGHAR, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
This specimen consists of a single Aquamarine crystal with excellent form and very little damage. It occurs as a hexagonal prism with a complex hexagonal pyramidal termination that is truncated by a basal face. The faces and edges are all very smooth and clean, except for two on the termination which appear to have been damaged near the end of the crystal's formation. It has a very pale blue color, a vitreous luster, and is transparent and quite clear. There are some internal flaws which run about halfway up the prism length, and a few tiny needle-like black crystals(possibly tourmaline) are also scattered about in this lower half. The crystal's base has a few bits of black tourmaline or maybe epidote that surround a small bit of Aquamarine crystal which has intergrown with the larger one, making it appear to be a scepter crystal of some sort. This excellent little crystal is affixed to a domed thimble box.