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TitleAquamarine (beryl)
DescriptionAquamarine is the blue variety of beryl. It has the chemical formula of Be3Al2Si6 O18. The name is from the Greek “berylos”, and the meaning has been lost. The blue color is caused by iron impurities. This sample is approximately 5 cm.
LocationUSA ▹ Maine. Near Auburn.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-11-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1307.
Key wordsaquamarine, beryl
Tech details279 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1864