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Beryl var Aquamarine from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges SA


    This Beryl var Aquamarine specimen was mined from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges in South Australia and was originally part of the G & J Akkerman Collection.

    Although not the finest specimen of Beryl, I wanted to add this specimen to the collection to show the different variety compared to the commonly seen crystal varieties. There is another specimen of aquamarine in the collection, however, I am interested in adding a museum quality crystal variety of Beryl to the collection soon.

    I acquired this specimen from Peter at Crystal Habit at the August 2016 Carlingford Show.

    Specimen Details

    Chemical Formula: Be3Al2SiO6

    ID #: JG0025

    Colour: crystals are a greenish-blue, light to sky blue

    Hardness: 7.5 – 8

    Acquisition Date: 27/08/2016

    Crystal System: Hexagonal

    Lustre: Vitreous

    Dimensions: 77mm x 47mm x 36mm

    Weight: 215g

    Location: Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges, SA Australia

    Rarity of Mineral


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