Cerro Runa Tullo (Runatullo), Junín, Peru

Close to Huachocolpa pegmatite. Pale greenish blue beryl crystals up to 6 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, associated with white feldspar and muscovite mica. The crystals are opaque, but some have a blue aquamarine colour with hexagonal zoned structure and their cross sections can be used for jewelry. Density 2.67, hardness 8, RI 1.570 - 1.577.

Ref: J. Hyrsl, Gemstones of Peru, 2012, p. 38

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