Aquamarine with Pink Apatite on Muscovite
Beryllium Aluminum Silicate Be3Al2SiO3
- Beryl is an important ore mineral of beryllium. It is typically found in cavities in granite
and pegmatite and is also associated with tin ores and mica schists
- Bluish Beryls are known as aquamarine. Other beryls are emerald, morganite, and beryls that are red, brown, yellow and pale green. The variations in
color exhibited by beryls are probably due to small included quantities of different metallic oxides. The shades of aquamarine have been ascribed to
alkaline earths, influenced by ferric or chromic oxides.
Calcium Phosphate Fluoride Hydroxide Chloride, Ca5(PO4)3(F,OH,Cl)
- Apatite is a group name, it's members are the most common of the phosphorus-bearing minerals. Apatites are formed under a variety of
conditions but most commonly occur as accessory minerals in igneous rocks.
Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide, KAl2(AlSi3)O10(OH)2
- Muscovite is an important rock-forming member of the mica group. It is most abundant in schists and gneisses and in granite pegmatites, where
it may occur in large "books."
- Stuart provides the following remarks:
- "This combination of minerals has only been found in Pakistan. There are only a few specimens known where both minerals are of
excellent quality and aesthetically arranged. Both Aquamarine crystals and Pink Apatites are quite rare but to find them together
on the same matrix is unbelievable."
Rocks from Stuart Wilensky's Collection
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