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Aquamarine In Smoky Quartz

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Aquamarine In Smoky Quartz

Ex. Leo Jahaan Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Tsaratanàna, Betsiboka, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 7.7 × 6.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
6.00cm
Weight: 
395.00gr
Description

Here is a classic prismatic aquamarine crystal (6cm length) embedded in a smoky quartz matrix.

Great natural untreated color -- half is a deep blue, with a gradual yellowing transition due to iron oxide inclusions.

The crystal appears opaque due to the surrounding matrix, however close lighting reveals it's actually translucent.

Please see photos for condition of the terminations. See also the outline where another smaller crystal grew, however this was not part of the find and most likely detached due to geological processes.

Great size display piece of classic natural aquamarine.

Ex. Collection of Leo Jahaan

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aquamarine

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Streak: 
White

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

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Seller's terms and conditions

Please read the dimensions of the specimen, as the size of minerals in photos can be misleading.

To see the details shown in close-up macro photos, you may require a high quality magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe.

Care has been taken to accurately display the colors of the specimen. However, please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens each display colors slightly differently. Differences in light brightness and light source can also drastically alter the appearance of mineral colors. Therefore please be aware that while these photos are accurate and colors have not been enhanced, what you see on your screen may vary slightly from what you see in your hand, and may require specific lighting conditions (usually brighter is better).

Information regarding the specimen's found locality and mineral identification is believed to be correct, however due to the complexities of ID'ing minerals and tracking source locations in rare cases this data may be imprecise.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to send a message.

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