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Beryl variety morganite

#22421

Beryl variety morganite

#22421
Availability
Sold
Price
$350.00
Size
11 x 11 x 6.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 (RRUFF)
Locality
Pech dist., Kunar prov., Afghanistan

Gemmy light pink Beryl crystals variety morganite in Albite matrix. There are two tabular crystals, the largest is 4.5 x 3.5cm with frosted terminations and perfectly clear prism faces. Beryl does not usually form tabular crystals. This is a good example of morganite Beryl and would make a fine display specimen. Morganite is probably the rarest of Beryl varieties.

Beryl

Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic, Columnar 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
green, blue, yellow, colorless, pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5-8 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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