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Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

 
Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 72339
Mineral:Beryl var. Aquamarine with Columbite-Fe and Fluorapatite in Quartz-Albite
Locality:Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Lustrous transparent aquamarine crystal, the blue gem variety of beryl, in white quartz-albite. One side was trimmed to completely expose the tapering aquamarine crystal with black columbite and gray fluorapatite that fluoresces yellow under SW UV. Collected in 2008
Overall Size:7x5.5x5 cm
Crystals:32 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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