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.
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
Dimensions: 77mm x 47mm x 36mm
Locale: Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges, SA Australia
Rarity of Mineral