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Aquamarine & Schorl

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Aquamarine & Schorl

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Description
Locality: 
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.6 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm
Description

Greek aquamarine is a myth. Wait, here is one! No Greek collector would ever expect to see aquamarine from Greece, yet here is one from the remote Naxos island! The piece actually hosts a crystal not just a mass! Both ends show no damage and one seems to be a termination. It is sitting on a pegmatite matrix, associated with minor schorl. An extremely rare example of the species from Greece!

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

Schorl

Formula: 
Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.0

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