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SOLD Red Beryl (Twinned?)
stock #SOLD 13.1-333
Thomas Mountains
Utah, United States
.9 x .8 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A doubly terminated red Beryl (Bixbite) from the Thomas Range that looks like a true penetration twin. Twinning in Beryl is very rare, some writers say it never occurs, most often twins are actually joined parallel growths . This specimen certainly looks like an actual twin, the structure is correct and the original collector who had this specimen had exhibited it widely in his displays of twin types. We have not had an xray study done but are passing this on with a question mark on the twinning question. For the right collector this can be a fun bit of research and is a nice Beryl no matter what the form is. The crystal is complete and has no damage but a few micro contacts and natural pitting on edges. Red Beryl is of course rare itself and a twinned specimen (if so) is quite special.
Red Beryl on Rhyolite
stock #18.1-237
Wah Wah Mts, Beaver County
Utah, United States
1.6 x 1.2 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $590
Worldwide mix summer

A bright red thumbnail with rich color saturation and sharp form. The Beryl is translucent and in parts transparent. Doubly terminated (crudely on one end) the prism has a crack near the bottom that seems to be natural separation and the related chipping is not damage per se, the crystal is well anchored in this way to the matrix. Red Beryls (sometimes called red Emeralds) are still only found at this one locality and can be incredibly pricy. This a very good value for the specie.
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