This beryl crystal from Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This pegmatite area contains several mines mines, claims and diggings. Beryl is a silicate containing the elements Be, Al, Si and O. In pure form it is colorless, however, it can be found in a multitude of colors which are caused by trace impurities in the crystal lattice. This crystal is the pink variety called morganite. Varying chemical compositions in the hydro thermal solutions forming this crystal caused the light etching and re-crystallization on some surfaces. It has terminated surfaces on all sides (a floater). This piece measures approximately 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches or 60 x 35 x 28 mm.