Itatiaia mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    This rather sizable, pale blue-green Aquamarine measures 2.95 inches (7.5 cm) across and 1.18 inches (3.0 cm) in thickness. The stout, hexagonal crystal is largely transparent with interesting variations in luster on prism faces caused by complex growth/etch figures. The [001] basal faces of its two terminations are brilliantly glassy, and they serve as 'windows' into the interior. It is accompanied by a number of silvery Muscovite crystals that are quite sharp, one of which measures 2.44 inches (6.2 cm) across. Minor amounts of weirdly surfaced Aquamarine are hiding on the backside vicinity of the big Aqua. The matrix is off-white Albite, occasionally showing thick, bladed form. This piece is in pristine condition.
    Overall measurements: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.6 inches (12.1 x 10.7 x 6.5 cm)

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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