Aquamarine and Smoky Quartz Crystals – NERA 031

Aquamarine and smoky quartz crystals with bits of schorl

Measurements:  18 x 12 x 10 mm 

Description:  A few small, light blue aquamarine crystals sit on a group of smoky quartz crystals with bits of schorl. 

The specimen has a few small nicks and flaws.

Weight of Specimen:  2.1 g

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

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aquamarine) 7.5 - 8.0                  
(quartz) 7
                                          (schorl)  7.5

Location:  Erongo, Namibia

Specimen Code:  NERA 031


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