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Aquamarine

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Description
Locality: 
Haystack Mountain, Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3 × 1.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

A lustrous, blue, translucent aquamarine measuring 2.5 cm locked in greyish quartz and accented with biotite crystals. The aquamarine is bent, partly tectonically broken and naturally re-healed and only terminated by biotite on one end. According to mindat, this is an example of good quality for the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aquamarine

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Streak: 
White
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