Beryl var Aquamarine - Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges SA | Aussie Mineral Hub
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Beryl var Aquamarine

Beryl var Aquamarine from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges SA


    This Beryl var Aquamarine specimen was mined from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges in South Australia and was originally part of the G & J Akkerman Collection.

    Although not the finest specimen of Beryl, I wanted to add this specimen to the collection to show the different variety compared to the commonly seen crystal varieties. There is another specimen of aquamarine in the collection, however, I am interested in adding a museum-quality crystal variety of Beryl to the collection soon.

    I acquired this specimen from Peter at Crystal Habit (now Kristallen) at the August 2016 Carlingford Show.

    Specimen Details

    Chemical Formula: Be3Al2SiO6

    Collection ID #: JG0025

    Colour: crystals are a greenish-blue, light to sky blue

    Hardness: 7.5 – 8

    Acquisition Date: 27/08/2016

    Crystal System: Hexagonal

    Lustre: Vitreous

    Dimensions: 77mm x 47mm x 36mm

    Weight: 215g

    Locale: Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges, SA Australia

    Rarity of Mineral


    Did you know!?
    Aquamarine is one of it not the most popular light-blue gemstone, and is commonly used in jewellery.