Beryl (Var: Red Beryl)
Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
Toenail, 3.0 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Red Beryl is certainly among the most recognizable, desirable and rarest of minerals from the Western United States. This Beryl variety is one of the great combinations of rarity and beauty in the mineral world. 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 8 mm aesthetically flaring off Rhyolite matrix. The quality is very good and the fact that the crystals are on matrix is notable. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.