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Beryl (Var: Heliodor) : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

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Beryl (Var: Heliodor) : Be3Al2(Si6O18)

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Note: Heliodor is not listed in our database for this locality. This specimen may be misidentified or the mindat list of rocks and minerals at this locality may be incomplete.

Dimensions: 1 cm x 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm

these three specimens are roughly the same size. each is approximately 1cm x .5cm x .5cm. The one on the left has the nicest form, while the ones on the right are slightly less opaque. These Heliodor came from a vein in Narragansett, the first such vein discovered in the state to produce any large quantities of beryl. These heliodor, along with approximately 150 more of varying quality, plus fifteen larger opaque crystals the diameter of a golf ball or larger, and some dime to nickel diameter gemmy green beryl have been pulled from this new find. Several quartz crystals and crumbly garnets are also located here.

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Photo added:19th Jul 2009
Dimensions:1694x892px (1.51 megapixels)
Date/Time of Photo:8th Jul 2009 03:21:10
Camera:SONY DSLR-A100
Software:DSLR-A100 v1.02
Exposure time:1/250s
Aperture:f/13.0
Focal Length:70mm
Focal Length (35mm film equivalent):105mm
ISO speed:400
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