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Rowan Lytle's Photo Gallery

MV4-GAVBeryl (Var: Heliodor) : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 4.8 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.2 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 3.3 cm

This light golden beryl was one of a few that were extracted from a boulder of albite and muscovite with small quartz grains. These beryls are not nearly as common at the locality as the massive parallel growth clusters or the aquas from the quartz-perthite core.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788406     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3644 x 2705 pixels (9.9 Mpix)

751-5R0Beryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 3.6 cm x 1.4 cm x 1.2 cm

Though far from common, a few glassy, gemmy beryls like this one were found in a matrix of albite from 2009 till 2010. They ranged from colorless to golden, but were rarely very colorful.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788404     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 3   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

GRY-HFRBeryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 4.4 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.5 cm

This is actually the first beryl of any quality I ever found at this locality. It grades from white to light blue and exhibits some parallel growth structure (not visible).
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788403     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

REW-V5JBeryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 2.6 cm x 2.0 cm

A light blue, almost rounded beryl crystal fragment with some terminal faces intact. This is very typical of the locality.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788402     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3708 x 2912 pixels (10.8 Mpix)

W8F-A5ABeryl (Var: Aquamarine) : Be3Al2Si6O18

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 1.7 cm x 1.9 cm

(dimensions do not include the adjoining quartz)

This specimen shows how badly fractured most of the beryls from this locality are. The years have not been kind to this one! All but three of the repaired breaks were naturally filled by quartz. I can not help but wish this was one intact crystal, what an amazing piece that would be! Some sections show the "Pelton-esque" color found in a few crystals from this locality.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788333     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

12Y-R5NBeryl (Var: Aquamarine) : Be3Al2Si6O18

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 8.7 mm x 6.6 mm x 3.1 mm

If it weren't for the great color of this clunky beryl, I would not have bothered bringing it home! It is clunky, heavily damaged, and not very well formed. But that gemmy aqua section...
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788285     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 16   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

9PX-3VFBeryl (Var: Aquamarine) : Be3Al2Si6O18

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.1 cm

This light blue beryl was extracted from hard quartz, like many similar crystals from this locality. It is sort of a flattened prism with a blunt chisel like termination. Repaired.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788284     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 5   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4213 x 3197 pixels (13.5 Mpix)

KCV-FK7Beryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Unnamed Prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 8.2 cm x 3 cm x 3.1 cm

This is a classic example of a fractured and re-healed beryl. This is a very common structure at this locality. The first fracture (left) is off angle completely. One end is broken, the other is a true pinacoid termination. 2nd fracture is repaired, as these quartz-filled fractures tend to separate during extraction.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788283     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4207 x 3236 pixels (13.6 Mpix)

V0T-T90Beryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 2.5 cm x 2.4 cm x 2 cm

This is about as gemmy as a beryl this size gets at the undisclosed pegmatite outcropping. Most are completely opaque, though some of the very small crystals are water clear. Glassy, colorless cross section of a heavily fractured naturally exposed beryl crystal. It was collected from an undisclosed un-mined pegmatite outcropping in Portland, CT in November 2016 by Rowan Lytle.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788282     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3074 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

E9P-GP4Beryl : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Multiple photos available
Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 3 cm x 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm

I wouldn't quite call this aquamarine, but the color is not all that bad considering most of the beryls from this pegmatite are white or tan! Though internally fractured this crystal section does have some gemmy portions.
It was collected from an undisclosed un-mined pegmatite outcropping in Portland, CT in November 2016 by Rowan Lytle.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 788279     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 5   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4265 x 3236 pixels (13.8 Mpix)
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