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Precious Beryl

Yellow Beryl 


The Beryl species is comprised of many colors which collectively are referred to as "Precious Beryl." They are sensitive to pressure being brittle by nature. Beryl has a vitreous luster and is often found with deposits of Aquamarine. Colors range from golden-yellow, yellow-green, yellow, pink and clear.

Special trade names for the various colors are:
Bixbite (Raspberry red)
Golden Beryl (Lemon-yellow, golden-yellow)
Goshenite (Colorless)
Heliodor (Light yellow-green)
Morganite (Pink)

Deposits are found in Brazil, Namibia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, China, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Afghanistan, and the state of Utah in the U.S.A.


STATS:
Color: Gold-yellow, yellow-green, yellow, pink, colorless
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 7 1/2 - 8
Density: 2.66 - 2.87
Transparency: Transparent to opaque



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