Heliodor Beryl
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
A big fat crystal with intense beer-color, quite unusual, from a recent find in the Erongos like none ever seen before. These are REALLY intensely colored, and stand out in a case! The tips are gemmy and glassy, but the side edges almost always show matte surface, which may be due to a change in chemistry during growth. This is one of the largest single crystals from the find that Charlie was aware of, and probably one of the better clusters as well.