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Aquamarine On Feldspar

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Aquamarine On Feldspar

Ex The Lee's Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Heffernans Mine, Gough County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.8 × 4.5 cm
Description

A rare matrix beryl variety aquamarine crystal from Heffernen's Mine in the Torrington Mining District.  The aquamarine crystal is heavily etched and has a translucent to transparent greenish blue colour. There are a couple of small etched crystals also visible in the matrix which is offwhite crystalline feldspar, mostly likely albite.

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

Feldspar

Group Parent: 
Feldspar Group
Earthstones Australia

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