Aquamarine with Schorl Crystals – NERA 008

Small, gemmy, well-formed aquamarine crystal with well-formed schorl crystals

Measurements:  18 x 16 x 11 mm                                        

Description:  A small, gemmy, well-formed aquamarine crystal with well-formed schorl crystals on it. 

The aquamarine crystal has contact marks to its lower half, while a few smaller schorl crystals have nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  3.6 g

Chemical Composition:  Be3Al2Si6O18  (aquamarine
NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4  (schorl)

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

Location:  Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NERA 008





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