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Beryl

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Locality: 
Sheshkinnarone, Dunglow, County Donegal, Irish Republic (Eire)
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

This is a very good specimen of beryl from the best locality in Ireland for the species. I travelled some distance to collect at the site a few years ago and after considerable time searching only found two reasonable specimens, none of which came close to the one on offer here. Most of the material to be found was broken single crystals. Very hard to acquire and rarely offered for sale.

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What's on the rock

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Streak: 
White
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