Beryl var Aquamarine from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges SA

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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

Common

Did you know!?
Aquamarine is one of it not the most popular light-blue gemstone, and is commonly used in jewellery.

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