BERYL, SCHEELITE, CALCITE on MUSCOVITE; Pingwu Beryl Mine, China (BJ-calc020-3)

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Museum-size Beryl variety Goshenite, with Scheelite and Calcite on Muscovite combo

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BERYL, SCHEELITE, CALCITE on MUSCOVITE; Pingwu Beryl Mine, China (BJ-calc020-3)

Museum-size Beryl variety Goshenite, with Scheelite and Calcite on Muscovite combo

This piece has zing! There are at least 20 water-clear Goshenite (Beryl) crystals with brilliant luster. Then add 3 orange Scheelite crystals with vitreous luster. Then add hundreds of white, rhombohedral Calcite crystals with vitreous luster. All of this is eloquently sprinkled on a matrix of blades of silver Muscovite. The specimen glistens from all viewpoints on all sides. Museum-size: 21.3 cm (8.4-inches) in length.

Location: Pingwu Beryl Mine, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Specimen size: 21.3 x 8.5 x 6.0 cm (8.4 x 3.3 x 2.4 inch) Museum size

Specimen weight: 875 grams (1 lb 14.9 oz)

Goshenite is the clear variety of Beryl. Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral. Other varieties of Beryl include Aquamarine, Emerald, Heliodor and Red Beryl. Crystal system is Hexagonal. Hardness is 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale.
Scheelite is a calcium tungsten mineral. Crystal system is Tetragonal. Hardness is 4.5 – 5 on the Mohs scale.
Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral. Crystal system is Trigonal. Hardness is 3 on the Mohs scale.
Muscovite is a variety of Mica. It is a potassium aluminum phyllosilicate mineral. Crystal system is Monoclinic. Hardness is 2.5 on the Mohs scale.
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Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 5.5 in

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