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Aquamarine

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Aquamarine

Gem Crystal

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Description
Locality: 
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1.1 × 0.9 cm
Description

Old, well-defined prismatic crystal of aquamarine from Araçuaí, Brazil. The prism faces show nice growth steps at the base but turn smooth to the top, where the crystal is transparent and has a good light blue colour. The termination is rich in pyramidal faces, where the common flat pinacoidal face is present.

Bought 1983. Ex. Lucien Jusgen specimen.

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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