Collector’s Piece: Beryl var. Goshenite with Cassiterite and Muscovite, China
Dimension: 7.4cm x 3.8cm x 3.6cm
Locality: Huya W-Sn-Be deposit (Pingwu beryl mine), Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Excavated in 2006 from Mount. Xueboading in China, this gorgeous and now rare Beryl var. Goshenite, Cassiterite and Muscovite combo piece has great aesthetics. There are several (with my naked eyes I can see 7!), completely transparent and colorless crystals of Beryl var. Goshenite artfully nestled on a “bed” of metallic silver blades of Muscovite. They are so gemmy with the largest Beryl var. Goshenite crystal measuring 2.1cm across, amazing! The perfectly and naturally faceted faces are exceedingly lustrous with exquisitely modified edges and corners, it’d been a difficult task for me to shoot because of its vitreous lustre and how clear they are. Associated with an aggregate of jet black Cassiterite crystals which has highly detailed prism faces and complex terminations. This top specimen is an excellent display piece and in supreme condition. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.