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Goshenite

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Bom Sucesso #4 Quarry, Chãs de Tavares, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm
Description

A floater, doubly-ended prismatic crystal of transparent beryl (variety goshenite) from a very uncommon locality: Bom Sucesso No. 4 Quarry (Portugal). The prim faces present abundant etching figures and one of the ends has a net flat termination. The other end however has a hexagonal cavity just in the centre of the face with abundant etching paths.

Found in 2015.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Goshenite

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Hardness: 
0.0

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