Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
A beautiful, golden-yellow heliodor crystal from 1970s or 1980s finds at the Sapucaia Mine of Brazil. This gemmy and lustrous crystal has true yellow color in the slightly tapered body. The termination is an unusual pinacoid with rounded edges. Brazilian heliodors of this quality from this locality are very seldom available and are very highly desirable. Weighs 18 grams. Ex. Robert Whitmore Collection.