Dims: 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.0" (13.7 x 11.0 x 7.7 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 8.6 oz. (1.152 kg)
Royal Gorge area, Fremont County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Five hexagonal prismatic Beryls are embedded in the pegmatite host of this large display piece. Though all are missing natural terminations and most show some fresh damage, they are generally in good condition. The longest of them is rather thin but measures nearly 4" (10 cm) in length. All have obvious and very good hexagonal form. Their aqua-green color is not quite blue enough to be considered aquamarine, and all have a vitreous luster. All are also transparent, but so intensely internally fractured that their clarity is nonexistent. The pegmatite in which they rest contains the standard quartz, muscovite and feldspar.