Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Marambaia, Carai, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
A very GEMMY, GLOWING, GOLDEN-colored crystal from old finds. In PERSON IT IS MUCH MORE GEMMY, TRANSPARENT TO TRANSLUCENT THROUGHOUT. Note the interesting stark white cap at the top. The crystal is gemmy throughout, and complete all around. It practically glows with color even in minimal backlihgting. I am told these are from the 1960s. Certainly, they have not been found recently like this! Weight is 205 carats or 41 grams. 9 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm