Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Walking Stick Mine, Karoi (Urungwe; Hurungwe) District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
You can tell heliodors from the 70's find at the Walking Stick Mine immediately, by their smooth, silky etched surfaces and color a bit more greenish than many heliodors. They can get quite large. This is a very gemmy miniature weighing 11 grams. It has unusually good form and transparency.