4.7" Polished Beryl Slab - Western Australia

This is a 4.7" wide slab of beryl that has been sliced and polished to a glossy finish. The beryl comes from Spargoville near Kambalda in Western Australia. This massive beryl specimen bears light-green to blue-green coloration.

Beryl is a mineral that's composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate, with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Naturally occurring beryl tends to form hexagonal crystals that can reach several meters in size if given the right conditions. Completely pure beryl will be transparent and colorless, while mineral impurities frequently tint the crystals color in most specimens.

Well known varieties of beryl include aquamarine and emerald, although beryl can also be yellow, white, and red, depending on the available impurities during formation. Red beryl is considered to be the rarest form and is currently only known to be found in New Mexico and Utah.
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SPECIES
Beryl
LOCATION
Spargoville, Near Kambalda, Eastern Goldfields Region, Western Australia
SIZE
4.7 x 2.3", .25" thick
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ITEM
#240036