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Beryl var. aquamarine

#33364

Beryl var. aquamarine

#33364
Availability
Sold
Size
11 x 6 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 (RRUFF)
Locality
Wardwell Quarry, Oxford Co., Maine, United States
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Though not a gemmy aquamarine, it is a large representation of a bluish green Beryl. This particular Beryl came from a pegmatite, probably differentiated or zoned pegmatite. It shows several prism faces but is not a complete crystal. The number on the specimen matches the old Paul Moore label.

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.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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