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The large and ever so clean green beryl crystal from the Smithsonian Institute gives one a closer view of what these lighter stones look like in the rough. Emerald that size would be much darker, maybe even semi-transparent, and true to its nature, often loaded with telltale percussive fracture inclusions.  Both of these verdant gems are treasured by collectors, and it's a personal preference as to which one is more appealing.

A Large Green Beryl Crystal. There is differing opinion on what is green beryl vs. emerald, but most experts agree an emerald has to contain chromium or vanadium. Green beryl is much more common than emerald.

Fluorite on Quartz.

Fluorite on Quartz, Le Burc, Alban, Tarn France Specimen size: × × cm = × ×

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Between a Rock and a Hearty Place: Quartz with Dumortierite Inclusions

Mulla Ghori Sphene-Titaninte

Mineral Collecting, Mineral Collections, Rock and Mineral Specimens

Native Sulphur & Aragonite ~ Cozzodisi Mine, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Native Sulphur & Aragonite ~ Cozzodisi Mine, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Garnet  Massachusetts  125mm  Photographed for The Arkenstone : Garnets : Mineral Photographer

Garnet Massachusetts Photographed for The Arkenstone : Garnets : Mineral Photographer - Professional Gemstone and Specimen Photogra.

Fluorite, Argentiere Massif Mont Blanc, Chamonix France Size: 3.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm

Fluorite, Argentiere Massif Mont Blanc, Chamonix France Size: x x cm

Zoisite var. Tanzanite

Zoisite Var. Tanzanite

Intense purple-pink tanzanite crystal, which is a very rare and seldom seen natural color for tanzanite. The crystal is razor sharp and lustrous, and weights carats.

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