Beryl Photos    
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

 
common beryl- barrel-shaped crystals
Roll out the beryls.  These two crystals of common beryl, not colorful enough to be
emeralds, each have 24 prism faces, making the crystals almost round in cross
section.  They do roll on a slightly inclined surface. 
Beryl is beryllium aluminum silicate.

 


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