MQA02 Beryl var. Heliodor
Befotaka Sud District, Atsimo-Atsinanana Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
6.8x 2.3x 2.1 cm

A gemmy, temrinated heliodor crystal from a recent find in Madagascar.  

Despite this being my fourth trip to the country, I had only ever come away with a few beryl samples previously-- usually nothing particularly gemmy.

There is some sub-surface pocket dirt. While it is visible in person, the camera seems to lock on to it-- I'm posting it anyway, but this one is likely to be better appreciated in person, at a show.

 It is somewhat difficult to get the color right in the pictures, so I have photographed it with a few different backgrounds-- the super bright image is an iPhone picture in direct winter sunlight-- as you can see, the thing really glows if you light it correctly, and the effect can be recreated with a well-placed LED.

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