Aquamarine with Muscovite
    Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

    Big matrix Aquamarine specimens are nowhere near as common as smaller ones with 2 or 3 crystals. Part of this is due to the simple difficulty of packing and transporting a matrix specimen, of this size, from its cliff-side home to a city, using limited resources at hand. The other part of the story is that there simply aren't many specimens like this, period. This enormous matrix specimen contains 50 or more Aquamarine crystals with considerable amounts of silvery Muscovite blades, some over an inch (2.5 cm) on edge. The largest Aquamarine crystal is 2.75 x 2.25 inches (7 x 5.7 cm) and there are a number of others that are close to that in size. To add to the charm of the piece, it should be noted that it is completely natural and unrepaired. Condition is excellent with only minor, peripheral, nicks and breaks.
    Overall Measurements: 13.6 x 9.1 x 5.7 inches (34.5 x 23.0 x 14.5 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Dr. Raul & Helen Madrid Collection

    Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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