Dragon Minerals - December 16, 2022 Update

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21015: Beryl (naturally etched) - $8
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature - 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
18 grams
Specimen status: Reserved
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A very translucent to transparent beryl crystal, showing the process of natural etching: one face is nearly smooth and only slightly frosted, three faces are partly but not deeply pitted, and the back is heavily corroded (presumably this is why the specimen because detached from matrix). When seen in person, he specimen is nearly colorless. An interesting study in natural corrosion, a process to which beryls are highly susceptible. Maybe one small chipped are on the back, but otherwise excellent condition.

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