Aquamarine and Schorl Specimen –  NERA 019

Aquamarine and schorl crystal specimen

Measurements:  44 x 32 x 28 mm 

Description:  A light blue aquamarine crystal (20 x 11 x 07 mm) sits partly embedded in the side of the biggest of a group of schorl (variety foitite) crystals.

The aquamarine crystal has only a few minute nicks, while the foitite crystals have some pressure marks and nicks.  Most of this damage is 'old' damage and is not very obvious. 

The specimen displays well on a flat surface.

Weight of Specimen:  31.7 g

Chemical Composition:  Be3Al2Si6O18  (aquamarine

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

Location:  Erongo, Namibia

Specimen Code:  NERA 019


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