An outstanding Aquamarine Quartz specimen. Featuring a double terminated Smoky Quartz Crystal with a cluster of Aquamarine Crystals on top. Wow! A cool and collectible specimen for the mineral or crystal collector. This is unusual and awesome crystal to grace your collection with. This specimen comes mounted on perspex to go straight into the cabinet.
4.8cm x 3cm x 2.8cm, 45g.
Beryl is a mineral that is composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The blue colour is from trace elements of Iron.
Beryl is often unknown to the general public. It is one of the most important gem minerals. Beryl is colourless in pure form, it is the many different impurities that give Beryl its varied colouration. Without these splendid colour varieties, Beryl would be a rather ordinary gemstone with only average fire and brilliance. Emerald is the green variety and Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl.
If pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass-like luster. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Quartz in its polished form was the most advanced technology thousands of years ago, used by the Assyrians. The Vikings would have used one of these to find the sun on a cloudy day. It was used as a magnifying glass too. Today it leads technology being the main component of transistors which make our computers work and solar panels.