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Natural Bixbite

Bixbite is the variety name for the red variety of beyl. It was named after the mineral collector Maynard Bixby. Gem quality material is very rare and the largest faceted gemstones are less than three carats in size.

  • There are 45 Bixbite gemstones available at
  • Bixbite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Bixbite is USD 950.00 and largest Bixbite weight is CTS 0.95.
  • Our cheapest Bixbite is USD 32.00 and smallest Bixbite weight is CTS 0.06.

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Our Bixbite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 45 Bixbite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Shape Length (mm) Width (mm)
Category Weight (cts) Price (USD)
Color range
reddish purple
strongly purplish red
red-purple or purple-red
slightly purplish red

Bixbite Profile

Color information: Pink, Red.
Refractive Index: 1.577(+-.016), 1.583 (+-.017)
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Hardness: 7.5
Density: 2.67-2.745
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: Utah, U.S.A.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
This very rare gemstone was mined only, at the Wah Wah Mountains deposit in Utah and this deposit is finished for now. The last operators had to totally restore the site when they passed on their option. Anyone wishing to go back and re-open the mine will spend millions just removing overburden. There may still be lots of red beryl in the ground but it hasn't proved economical to pull it out.

Most recently there has been a great deal of confusion regarding bixbite and pezzottaite. Pezzottaite is from Madagascar. Chemically, the two varieties are similar but the crystallography is different and pezzottaite is not beryl. Pezzottaite crystallizes in the trigonal system and beryl crystallizes hexagonally.

Bixbite is said to enhance one's physical energy and creativity, to help strengthen and heal the heart and lungs, and to help remedy various disorders of the digestive system. and to stimulate awareness. It is also said to give harmony and compatibility in relationships, and to help one overcome grief and depression. The astrological signs of bixbite are Taurus and Aries.

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Size: 7.00 X 5.40 MM
Weight: 1.130 CTS
Shape: Pear
Clarity: Eye clean
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