MQA61 Beryl var. Heliodor
Befotaka Sud District, Atsimo-Atsinanana Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
4.7x 1.05x 0.7 cm

A doubly terminated, lightly colored  heliodor from Madagascar-- the bottom one seems to be naturally broken and rehealed.  This piece comes from a recently discovered pocket that produced a small quantity of excellent heliodors and aquamarines.  

Despite this being my fourth trip to the country, I had only ever come away with a few beryl samples previously..  With that said, good beryl specimens are not common from Madagascar-- in fact, the last time I know of a decent pocket being discovered was almost 7 years ago. That is not to say there have been none since, but I certainly haven't seen new examples in any quantity since then.

The color is somewhat difficult to get it right in the pictures, so I have photographed it with a couple different backgrounds-- the super bright image is an iPhone picture in direct winter sunlight.

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