TABULAR AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL SPECIMEN
A beautiful, natural Tabular Aquamarine Crystals on Matrix. This is a specimen with gemmy, well formed crystals. The Crystals are aesthetic, beautiful and large. These are getting harder to come by and a piece like this would grace any mineral collection. The Crystals look like faceted gem stones but are totally natural. Specimen is mounted on a perspex pad.
Xue Boa Mtn, Cheng Do, Sichuan, China.
11cm x 7.9cm x 3.4cm, 279g.
A mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The Blue colour is from trace elements of Iron.
Beryl is often unknown to the general public. This is an important gem mineral. Beryl is colorless in pure form, it is the many different impurities that give Beryl its varied colouration. Some splendid colour varieties exist of this gemstone with average fire and brilliance. Emerald is the green variety and Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl.
Emerald is the green variety, Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl, green yellow variety is called Heliodor, pink variety is called Morganite, colourless variety is called Goshenite, red variety is called Bixbite, name Beryl is used for the golden varieties, which is called Golden Beryl.