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Aquamarine

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Formula:
Be3Al2Si6O18
Colour:
Blue
A variety of Beryl

A sky-blue to sea-green gem variety of beryl. It is mainly associated with granitic pegmatites.

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Physical Properties of AquamarineHide

Colour:
Blue
Streak:
White
Interestingness:
0

Chemical Properties of AquamarineHide

Formula:
Be3Al2Si6O18

Occurrences of AquamarineHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Other Language Names for AquamarineHide

Basque:Akuamarina
Danish:Akvamarin
Estonian:Akvamariin
Finnish:Akvamariini
Galician:Augamariña
German:Aquamarin
Italian:Acquamarina
Latvian:Akvamarīns
Lithuanian:Akvamarinas
Norwegian (Bokmål):Akvamarin
Polish:Akwamaryn
Portuguese:Água-marinha
Romanian:Acvamarin
Serbian (Cyrillic Script):Аквамарин
Simplified Chinese:海蓝宝石
Slovenian:Akvamarin
Spanish:Aguamarina
Turkish:Akuamarin
Vietnamese:Ngọc berin

Common AssociatesHide

Feldspar GroupA group of silicate minerals.
MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Muscovite882 photos of Aquamarine associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.
Schorl799 photos of Aquamarine associated with Schorl on mindat.org.
Albite600 photos of Aquamarine associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Quartz279 photos of Aquamarine associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Feldspar Group272 photos of Aquamarine associated with Feldspar Group on mindat.org.
Microcline113 photos of Aquamarine associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz109 photos of Aquamarine associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Orthoclase90 photos of Aquamarine associated with Orthoclase on mindat.org.
Fluorite80 photos of Aquamarine associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite68 photos of Aquamarine associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for AquamarineHide

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Jana Fridrichová, Peter Bačík, Petra Rusinová, Marcel Miglierini, Valéria Bizovská, Peter Antal (2014): Crystal-chemical effects of heat treatment on aquamarines and yellow beryl from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. 4th Central European Mineralogical Conference, Skalský Dvůr, Czech Republic, 23-26 April 2014, Abstract Volume, 39. [http://www.mineralogickaspolocnost.sk/data/CEMC-2014/Fridrichova2.pdf]
Danielle Gomides Alkmim, Frederico Ozanan Tomaz de Almeida, Fernando Soares Lameiras (2017): FTIR study of aquamarines after gamma irradiation, heat treatment and electrodiffusion. Revista Escolad de Minas, Int. Eng. J. (Ouro Preto), 70, 289-292. [http://www.scielo.br/pdf/remi/v70n3/2448-167X-remi-70-03-0289.pdf]

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Localities for AquamarineHide

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