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Aquamarine

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Description
Locality: 
Bom Sucesso #4 Quarry, Chãs de Tavares, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm
Description

An intensively etched crystal of beryl (variety aquamarine) from Chãs de Tavares, an uncommon locality for this species, especially in this gemmy quality. Lustre is intense and colour is light blue, with attractive spiky terminations due to etching.

Found in 13/04/2013 by a well-known Spanish “Strahler”.

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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