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TitleBeryl, var. emerald
DescriptionBeryl is a silicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Beryl is not a well known mineral and it comes in many color varieties. The green beryl, emerald and the blue beryl, aquamarine, are the most popular among gem collectors. Some varieties are fluorescent and insoluble in acids. Beryl a very important economic mineral and the major source of beryllium.
LocationAustralia ▹ Western Australia. Near Poona.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-03-24.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #5.
Key wordsberyl, emerald, Australia
Tech details712 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2532