Dims: 1/2" x 1/4" x 3/16"
Wt: 1 g
Violet Claim, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah, U.S.A.
One of the rarest varieties of Beryl, this Red Beryl crystal comes from the only locality that produces gem-quality material. This specimen itself is not suitable for a lapidary's workshop, but exhibits excellent crystal form, occurring in the classic hexagonal prism with a clean basal termination, and almost microscopic secondary termination faces. The color is a deep red with a slight violet tint that deepens towards the base. It is translucent, with several visible internal fractures. Its faces are clean and undamaged, showing a vitreous luster.