Alexandrite comes from Russia, the Central Urals region from the locality of Malyshevo. Alexandrite is overgrown in phlogopite rock, the dimensions of this sample are 4.9 x 2.2 x 3.4 cm. Alexandrite is a rare mineral from the beryl group, it has a green-blue, glassy shiny, translucent, nicely crystallized compound, it changes color on daylight and artificial UV lighting.
» Central Ural
Miniature (4-7 cm)
4,9 x 2,2 x 3,4 cm
Chrysoberyl is better known as a gemstone. Its name comes from the Greek chrysos and berrylos in allusion to color. They form thickly tabular or columnar crystals, which often coalesce into twins and triplets. Star clusters are prized. It is most common in granite pegmatites and alluvium. It is golden, yellow, green, green-yellow, blue-green and gray-brown.