From an isolated, small pocket that came out in 2011, this was one of only a handful of crystals recovered according to my source who acquired them directly at the locality. These crystals are not quite blue, not quite green, but somewhere in between. I won’t call them Aquamarines, but they do have an interesting color. To me, the most important fact about this piece is that it’s so sharp and well-formed. Beryl crystals from Madagascar can often be etched, dull or poorly crystallized, and this one is a fine example featuring a pair of sharp hexagonal prisms with first and second order pyramidal modifications on the terminations of both crystals. This piece is not only doubly-terminated, but is actually a complete “floater” as BOTH crystals on the specimen have terminations, and no visible point of contact. The pyramidal terminations of each crystals are quite gemmy, nearly transparent, while the rest of the specimen has a gentle translucency. No damage and really attractive. A curious and unusual Beryl crystal for anybody who collects gem crystals, Beryls in general, or minerals from Madagascar.
Locality: Estatoby, Sahatany Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Specimen Size: 4.2 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm (miniature)
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