Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Bin Thuan Province, Vietnam
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
A beautiful, gemmy and lustrous, yellow heliodor beryl crystal from a new find in Vietnam. The parallel-growth crystal cluster with multiple terminations is very showy. This crystal is from the much less well-known Bin Thuan Province and is a totally gem crystal, with virtually no internal crazing. The well-striated faces account for the appearance. Looks like classic heliodors from Russia or Brazil. Complete-all-around and pristine. Weighs 7 grams.