Beryl (Var: Red Beryl)
Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Red Beryl is certainly among the most recognizable, desirable and rarest of minerals from the Western United States. The classic "gooseberry" color crystals have attracted collectors for years, and are now in short supply and high demand. This piece features a beautiful, translucent, sharp, lustrous, hexagonal prismatic crystal measuring 7 mm aesthetically flaring off Rhyolite matrix. There seems to be some minor Smoky Quartz on the specimen as well. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.