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Aquamarine

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Formula:
Be3Al2Si6O18
Colour:
Blue
A variety of Beryl

A sea-green gem variety of Beryl. Mainly granitic pegmatites.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Aquamarine.


Physical Properties of Aquamarine

Colour:
Blue
Streak:
White

Chemical Properties of Aquamarine

Formula:
Be3Al2Si6O18

Other Language Names for Aquamarine

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 Associates

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 Information

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 Aquamarine

Reference List:
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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]

Internet Links for Aquamarine

mindat.org URL:
https://www.mindat.org/min-289.html
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Specimens:
The following Aquamarine specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Aquamarine

Mineral and/or Locality  
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