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    AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL ON MATRIX
    Shengus, Gilgit, Northern Area, Pakistan
    Towering like a skyscraper over its anchoring matrix, this amazing single prism of aquamarine is a stunning example of what occasionally manages to come out of this war-torn mountainous region. The central focus of this piece is a terminated, gemmy, sky-blue prism 4 ¾ inches high and 7/8 of an inch in diameter. It is surrounded by an assortment of typically associated minerals: colorless quartz crystals, white albite and several black tourmaline prisms. The black spots on the lower portion of the aquamarine are inclusions of tiny schorl crystals. There is an unobtrusive repair to the base otherwise fine. Overall, the specimen measures 7 ½ inches high by 5 inches wide by 3 inches deep.


    Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    20th Sunday
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