Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Urucum mine (Tim mine; Corrego do Urucum pegmatite), Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.8 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm
This specimen dates back to find in the 1960s at the Urucum Mine. It is a large gem crystal of morganite, with fine, sharp faces on its display side (the other side is cleaved from removal from the matrix) and pretty pink color. Some of the faces have stepped striations on them. You can also see little black crystals of schorl inside the crystal. This large gem crystal weighs 57 grams. Ex. Norm Dawson Collection.