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English: Albite, Beryl
Locality: Teófilo Otoni, Mucuri valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 8.2 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
Morganite on Albite
This is a bizarre specimen from a different part of Brazil than we normally see producing morganite. This area is better known for topaz and other gems. The crystal has at best a peachy color, not quite pink, but it is colorful and a true morganite. It is gemmy right through the middle and has a matte-finished, opaque rind around the edge which actually serves to enhance the visual effect of the startling, see-thru gemminess elsewhere. Above this "rind" is another, thin, gemmy layer of translucent to transparent beryl. The net effect of this is to create a "phantom" inside. If I did not get it from Gene (a beryl specialist for a long time with investments in mining in Brazil!), who got it from a Brazilian dealer 30 years ago, I would swear this was Afghani material of an unusual color. But, it surely is Brazilian. Ex. Dr. Eugene Meieran Collection.
Deutsch: Albit, Beryll
Fundort: Teófilo Otoni, Mucuri valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brasilien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 8.2 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
Date before March 2010
date QS:P,+2010-03-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+2010-03-00T00:00:00Z/10
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/gem7-60b.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-262452.html
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