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Beryl

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Description
Locality: 
Gatumba Pegmatite, Ngororero, Western Province, Rwanda
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 5 × 4.1 cm
Description

Prismatic hexagonal crystal of beryl of white colour and in very good condition. It was found in the late 1950’s. Exchanged by Robert Verdoodt. He was working in the laboratories of UMHK in Lubumbashi, and travelled back to Belgium after the riots and the declaration of independence of Congo in 1960.

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Beryl

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

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