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Natural Goshenite
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Colorless beryl is known as goshenite. The name originates from Goshen, Massachusetts where it was originally discovered.


Known Facts
Color Key: Near Colorless
Refractive Index: 1.5641.595
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Density: 2.76
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: USA, Madagascar

Since all the varieties of beryl are based on coloration from variations in chemistry, it could be assumed that goshenite is the purest variety of beryl. However, there are several elements that can act as color inhibitors so this assumption may not always be true. Goshenite is found to some extent in almost all beryl localities.

In the past, goshenite was used for manufacturing eyeglasses and lenses because of its transparency. Nowadays, it is most commonly used for gemstone purposes but its actually more of a collector stone.


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Total Items: 2items
Total Weight: CTS 21.27
Cheapest: USD 473.58
Most Expensive: USD 1148.40
Largest: CTS 12.76
Smallest: CTS 8.51
Last Added: 10/06/16 09:49:46

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