year I had the honor to offer one of the largest and most dramatic
matrix beryl specimen to come from the United States. Collected
in the Cryo-Genie mine (Riverside County, CA) in 2003, this amazing
pegmatite specimen presented a gemmy, lustrous beryl crystal measured
over 12cm wide (being light blue and pink), with the whole specimen
over 25cm. Amazingly, the piece was entirely unrepaired!!
On the cleavelandite ball, many small pink and green tourmaline
pencils could be seen. Even under the beryl and into the beautiful
14cm smoky/gemmy quartz crystal these tourmalines could be seen.
An associate helped to
dig this fabulous specimen at the mine and was in the room to answer
many awe-inspired questions and comments about this historic North
American beryl specimen. In the end, we were ultimately successful
in helping to sell this superb specimen!