Beryl – Rare Red Variety from the Ruby Violet Claims (98)



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This red beryl is from the Ruby Violet Claims In the Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, USA. Red beryl is one of the rarest, or possibly rarest, type of beryl. It is sometimes referred to as bixbite. It is a found in a hand full of locations and the best specimens, arguably, are from these claims. Beryl is a silicate and it contains the elements Be, Al, Si and O. This large crystal has heavy inclusions of rhyolite on most surfaces but it has a gemmy side as shown in photo one. The black is additional hematite with rhyolite matrix.  This piece measures 9.5 x 8 x 9 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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