Red Beryl
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
Harris Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah, USA

A beautiful 1.4-cm red beryl, well-exposed on matrix, from this unique locality which is the ONLY source of large red beryl crystals on the planet, so far as we know to date. The locale is defunct, and more are not being mined at this time. Because of the rarity, and the beauty, and the uniqueness geologically, I consider red beryls one of the most collectible of mineral species.