Species: Beryl var. Aquamarine
Locality: Padre Paraiso Pegmatite District, Minas Gerais Province, Brazil
Dimensions: 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm. (104 grams)
The Padre Paraiso pegmatite district in Brazil is known for it’s superb aquamarine and heliodor beryl crystals, and this is a choice example, much glassier and more lustrous than most from the area. A complex termination, gem-quality interior, and vivid sky-blue color makes this much more reminiscent of top-quality Pakistani aquamarines compared to Brazil. Ex. Andy Seibel minerals. Weight is 104 grams. Mark Cross photo. Classic!