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Beryl (variety: Heliodor)

This 216-carat heliodor, the golden yellow variety of the mineral beryl, is from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The yellow color of this gem comes from iron (Fe+3). Heliodor, or golden beryl, gets its name from two Greek words meaning "sun" and "gift." The most important sources of heliodor are Brazil and the Ukraine.

Image Number: 95-40561
Catalog Number: G10066
Weight: 216 carats
Gift of Mrs. Helene V. Rubin , 1996
Locality: Minas Gerais , Brazil


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