Rajgarh pits, Ajmer Division, Rajasthan (Rajputana), India

One of the most important emerald deposits. Pegmatite bodies are generally lenticular and concordant with the schistosity, lengths of 20 to 60 m and thicknesses of 2 to 10 m. Grayish-white beryl seldom occurs in pegmatites. Large aggregate of biotite or phlogopite, which are partially replaced by chlorite may be enriched with schorl and unevenly distributed clusters of emerald crystals.

Ref: E. Kievlenko (2003) Geology of gems, p. 86

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