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« on: November 01, 2015, 05:48:48 pm »

Hi all.  My wife and I went for a dig and found some Beryl, pics to follow.  My question is, what do you do with Beryl?

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 04:58:42 am »

That depends on the quality of the beryl. If in well formed terminated crystals it is often left as a mineral specimen. If a fracture piece the lapidary options depend on colour, clarity and presence of fractures. Pics would help.

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 05:38:00 am »

What was the location of the dig? And, what color is the beryl?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 07:16:07 am »

In clear crystal form the color defines the gemstone.  IE emerald, goshenite, bisbyte, heliador, morganite, aquamarine and a few others.  On the other hand, the biggest use by far is as raw ore for berylium.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 05:45:44 pm »

Thanks all. I will have pictures tomorrow. I am cleaning them and the rest of the materials we found.

Can I use dish soap to clean rose and smoky quartz? and what about the beryl.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 02:46:48 am »

Yep soap and water no problem, plus most acids. They are pretty chemical resistant stones. The chemicals that disolve beryl and quartz you don't want to play with anyway, they are really nasty.

Most mineral preparers start with water, then soap and water and work their way up.

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 08:21:11 pm »

Thanks David that helped.
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