Beryl – Variety Red from the Violet Claims


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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 crystal  is on rhyolite matrix that covers or partially covers the rear prism faces and the back of the terminations. It has a red-violet color, a vitreous to glass luster, and they are translucent under bright light. This specimen measures approximately 6 x 4.5 x 4 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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