Beryl – Cesian Variety from the Ampasogona Pegmatite


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This beryl is from the Ampasogona Pegmatite in the Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar. The specimens are collected by the villagers in the Highland pegmatites and are then sold in the local market place for collector pieces. It contains the elements Be, Al, Si, and O. This specimen consists of a granular quartz matrix that contains several terminated pink beryl crystals and a partial rubellite crystal (photo 3). This specimen came in a lot of rhodizite specimens and was later identified by mindat as being cesian beryl which is a synonym for morganite. These crystals have a good morphology and a vitreous luster. This piece measures 2 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches or 50 x 35 x 32 mm.

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Weight8 oz

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