beryl

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The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The hexagonal crystals of beryl may be very small or range to several meters in size. Terminated crystals are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities; possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red, and white. Beryl of various colors is found most commonly in granitic pegmatites. Beryl is a valuable gemstone and, as such, it has provided the incentive for developing synthetic emeralds. The deep blue version of aquamarine beryl is called maxixe. Its color fades to white when exposed to sunlight or is subjected to heat treatment, though the color returns with irradiation.
 
 

Semi Finished Beryl

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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