Beryl (Var: Red Beryl)
Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm
Red beryls, which come only from this locality, have become just astonishingly expensive; not surprising, because they are infinitely rarer than emeralds (green beryls); in fact, these are sometimes called "red emeralds." These are admittedly very small crystals (to 0.3 cm), but they ARE complete, lustrous and of the best color. There are a dozen crystals here in all.