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TitleAquamarine (beryl)
DescriptionAquamarine is the blue, blue-green or aqua variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2Si6O18). Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron in the crystal structure. Some gem aquamarines have been heat treated to produce the popular blue-green colors from less desirable yellow or pale stones. This gem is marquise cut and 1.42 carats. This gemstone is courtesy of The Jewel Box, Grand Forks, ND.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-04-19.
CollectionThe Jewel Box Collection of Gemstones.
Key wordsaquamarine, beryl, Jewel Box
Tech details86 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2731