Beryl Crystal – Aquamarine Variety from Mozambique


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This is a beryl crystal, variety aquamarine, from Mocuba, Mocuba District, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique. I do not know much about this locale other than it produces gem quality aquamarine for the gem- jewelry trade and mineral specimens are uncommon. Beryl is clear and colorless in it’s pure form however it can be found in a variety of colors from red to emerald depending on trace elements in the crystal lattice. Beryl is a beryllium-rich silicate that contains the elements Be, Al, Si, and O. This crystal is transparent and the prism faces host varying degrees of mica and feldspar crystals. It has a glass luster. It measures 28 x 10 x 7 mm

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Weight4 oz

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