Beryl – Rare Red Variety from the Ruby Violet Claims (9)



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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 specimen contains three exposed or partially exposed prism faces on a mixed rhyolite hematite matrix. There is approximately 80 % of the termination free from matrix also. The crystal is translucent to transparent with internal flawing. It has a glass luster. This piece measures 7 x 6 x 6  mm.

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Weight4 oz

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