|System:||Hexagonal||Colour:||Gooseberry red, carmine ...|
|Lustre:||Vitreous||Hardness:||7½ - 8|
|Name:||Originally named bixbite by Alfred Eppler in honor of Maynard Bixby [1853-1935], miner and mineral dealer of Salt Lake City, Utah. Named changed to red beryl to remove any confusion with the species bixbyite, named for the same person.|
A variety of Beryl
A gooseberry red variety of Beryl.
Originally described from Maynard's Claim (Pismire Knolls), Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA.Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Red Beryl.
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Classification of Red Beryl
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Type Occurrence of Red Beryl
|Co-type Localities:||Maynard's claim (Pismire Knolls), Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA|
The Cove (Topaz Valley), Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
|Year of Discovery:||1912|
|Geological Setting of type material:||Mineralized rhyolite tuff.|
|Associated Minerals at type locality:|
Occurrences of Red Beryl
|Geological Setting:||Mineralized rhyolite tuffs|
Physical Properties of Red Beryl
|Diaphaneity (Transparency):||Transparent, Translucent|
|Colour:||Gooseberry red, carmine red, scarlet red|
|Hardness (Mohs):||7½ - 8|
Crystallography of Red Beryl
Chemical Properties of Red Beryl
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Be3Al2Si6O18|
|Essential elements:||Al, Be, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Be, O, Si|
Relationship of Red Beryl to other Species
Other Names for Red Beryl
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
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Localities for Red Beryl
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- Taylor Creek Tin District (Black Range Tin District)
|Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996|
||L. Ream (1979) Famous Mineral Localities: The Thomas Range, Wah Wah Mountains, and Vicinity, Western Utah. Mineralogical Record 10:261-278; Van King|
||Am Min 19:82-88; Bowling, R. (2011) Topaz from Utsh's Maynard Mine Extra Lapis English 14:22-25|
||G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395; Christian Bracke Collection|
||J. Holfert, W. Mroch, J. Fuller (1996) A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah (Topaz Mountain) Vol I HM Publishing 103pp|
||A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah- John Holfert et al, 1996|
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