Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Prettier in person, with a deeper yellow-green tone, this is a large, naturally-etched crystal of heliodor from Minas Gerais. It is quite gemmy in the interior. This phenomenon occurs when the solution in the pocket where the crystal has grown becomes corrosive. 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.4cm