Aquamarine and Schorl Crystals on Feldspar Matrix - NERA 001

Aquamarine and schorl crystals on feldspar matrix

Measurements:  50 x 38 x 26 mm

Description:  Small, light blue aquamarine and schorl crystals sit on a matrix of feldspar with the bottom of the specimen a flat, natural surface, making it a good display specimen. Most of the aquamarine crystals have schorl crystal inclusions. 

Only a few of the aquamarine crystals above the one edge are broken, while the rest only have minute nicks. Some of the schorl crystals are damaged.

Weight of Specimen:  55.2 g

Chemical Composition:  Be3Al2Si6O18  (aquamarine

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aquamarine) 7.5 - 8.0
                                          (schorl)  7.5                                      
 6 - 6.5

Location:  Erongo, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NERA 001

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