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Chrysoberyl — specimen 0514, photo © NMNHS
Chrysoberyl — specimen 0514, photo © NMNHS

Chrysoberylspecimen 0514

Origin

East Africa
Madagascar
Chrysoberyl — specimen 0514, locality map
Data

Weight: 0.24 ct; size: 3.81 | 3.80 | 2.45 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium light yellowish green; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.
Notes

Very clean specimen; design ‘Single Cut’ by Norman W. Steele, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Chrysoberyl — specimen 0011Chrysoberyl — specimen 0126Chrysoberyl — specimen 0607Chrysoberyl — specimen 0667Chrysoberyl — specimen 0509Chrysoberyl — specimen 0166

More information from ‘Classification’


Characteristic of some granite pegmatites associated with mica schists or reaction zones in ultramafic rocks (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). The largest faceted specimen is a 245 carat oval from Sri Lanka (Arem, 1987: 67).