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Beryl Var Goshenite -Highly etched crystal.
stock #16.1-332
Urucum Mine, Galileia
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 2.6 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $440
Spring 2020

Perfect, gemmy and absolutely colorless, this looks just like ice. A natural sculpture of a single etched Beryl crystal, this is also a complete floater. Every surface is complexly faceted, etched and undamaged. Not many minerals can exhibit this degree of sharp sculptural etching, however we see this with Beryl from a few finds and these can be incredible in person. True colorless Beryl (Goshenite) is also quite uncommon. This specimen is displayable from any side or angle, the larger faces are smoothly curved yet striated and it is fully transparent with no inclusions, veils or cracks. Choice gem..
Beryl var. Goshenite - highly etched crystal
stock #16.1-333
Urucum Mine, Galileia
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.6 x 3.5 x 1.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $340
Spring 2020

Perfect, gem clear and absolutely colorless, this looks just like ice. A natural sculpture of an etched Beryl crystal, this is also a complete floater, every surface is complexly faceted, etched and undamaged. Not many minerals can exhibit this degree of sculptural etching, however we do see this with Beryl from a few finds and these can be incredible in person. True colorless Beryl (Goshenite) is also quite uncommon, this specimen is displayable from any side or angle, the larger faces are smoothly curved yet striated and it is fully transparent with no inclusions, veils or cracks. Choice.
Calcite- gemmy, twinned
stock #15.1-513
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.4 x 5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Dec 2018

Ultra clear, a pair of transparent crystals of twinned Scalenohedral Calcite from the great Elmwood mine. The faces are glassy and the termination tips show a slight hint of a cognac color otherwise these are perfectly colorless. The twinning is both a rotational and interpenetrated type, which is very easy to see in person. Just a hint of matrix is present, mostly on the backside of one crystal. The condition is fine and the terminations are uncleaved, A contact on the back, lower edge is noted but no damage. Now that the Elmwood is closed probably forever, good, clean Calcites of the quality are becoming quite uncommon and prized.
Beryl var Goshenite with Clevelandite, Schorl
stock #18.1- 280

Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Worldwide mix summer

A clear, colorless Beryl crystal with double termination (crude but complete) and very glassy faces. Fine transparency and interesting internal structures are easily visible. It is surprising how very uncommon colorless Beryl (Goshenite) is. This specimen is ex Les Hitchings collection, obtained in 1968 by him. A high percentage of this is facet grade gem, the backside is contacted and included by Clevelandite but overall the prism is complete and choice.
Beryl V. Goshenite -Aquamarine on Muscovite
stock #6.2-082
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $290
Spring 2017

Simple and attractive, the less common tabular form (flat hexagons) of gem clear Beryl nicely perched on matrix. In most light the Beryl looks white or colorless, but a tiny hint of blue can be seen in some conditions. In my eye it is a colorless Goshenite variety but some may see it as a pale Aquamarine. Either way this presents this special discoidal habit very well. From the modern classic area of Mt Xuebaoding in 2003, this form has not been found for some time. A choice modern Chinese classic and an uncommon crystal habit.
Beryl (var. Goshenite) on Schorl
stock #AX-14-277
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
5 x 4.6 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $550


Bright gem clear white Beryl crystals are studded on a 3 dimensional array of shiny black Schorl crystals. In excellent condition, this is a fine Erongo specimen and far better in person. 2012 vintage, this material has not been seen since.
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