Aquamarine Crystal on Schorl – NERA 014

Aquamarine crystal with gemmy termination on schorl crystal matrix



Measurements:  34 x 27 x 23 mm 

Description:  A pale blue aquamarine crystal (19 x 05 x 05 mm) with gemmy termination, sits on schorl (variety foitite) crystals with bits of feldspar, the matrix being partly coated with very minute greenish / yellowish crystals of a (to us, unknown) mineral.

The aquamarine crystal has a few minute, as well as a small nick to the edges of its termination. The schorl has very little damage.

The specimen displays well on a flat surface.

Weight of Specimen:  14.8 g

Chemical Composition:  Be3Al2Si6O18  (aquamarine
                                      NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4
 (schorl)    
                                      KAlSi3O8 
 (feldspar)  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aquamarine) 7.5 - 8.0
                                         (schorl)  7.5                                      
                                         (feldspar)
 6 - 6.5

Location:  Erongo, Namibia, Africa.

Specimen Code:  NERA 014

US $ 75



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