Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng
Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
1.4x 1.2 cm
One of the
most interesting new things to come from this mine has been a very
small quantity of aquamarine crystals.
when I think of places where aquamarine occurs, I think of pegmatites--
not an iron mine situated in a skarn body.
what I understand there was one decently sized pocket of this material
some months back-- and most of the pieces were pretty bad.
is the largest single crystal I have seen, and it is double
look a lot like some of the aquamarines from Erongo.