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Beryl, Muscovite, Schorl

Beryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18), Muscovite : KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2, Schorl : Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
minID: UR9-NXR

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Dimensions: 11 cm x 9 cm x 8 cm

A cluster of numerous prismatic, transparent, medium blue beryl crystals up to 4.5 cm long, with associated muscovite, minor schorl and microcline. The beryl crystals are simple hexagonal prisms with pinicoid terminations. Clusters of well-formed silver colored muscovite books are attached to some of the prism faces of the beryl crystals. 11x9x8 cm overall size.

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