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Connellite. Sol Mine, Cerro de los Guardias, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Espagne FOV=1.5 mn Photo © Christiane & Jean-Robert Eytier

Connellite. Sol Mine, Cerro de los Guardias, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Espagne FOV=1.5 mn Photo © Christiane & Jean-Robert Eytier

Connellite 16 Level Coronation Lode, Levant Section, Geevor Mine, St.Just, Cornwall, England

Connellite 16 Level Coronation Lode, Levant Section, Geevor Mine, St.Just, Cornwall, England

The large and ever so clean green beryl crystal from the Smithsonian Institute gives one a closer view of what these lighter stones look like in the rough. Emerald that size would be much darker, maybe even semi-transparent, and true to its nature, often loaded with telltale percussive fracture inclusions.  Both of these verdant gems are treasured by collectors, and it's a personal preference as to which one is more appealing.

The large and ever so clean green beryl crystal from the Smithsonian Institute gives one a closer view of what these lighter stones look like in the rough. Emerald that size would be much darker, maybe even semi-transparent, and true to its nature, often loaded with telltale percussive fracture inclusions. Both of these verdant gems are treasured by collectors, and it's a personal preference as to which one is more appealing.

Calcite under UV light, this is just plain white until exposed to the UV light, which reveals it's hidden beauty!

Calcite under UV light, this is just plain white until exposed to the UV light, which reveals it's hidden beauty!

Connellite 16 Level Coronation Lode, Levant Section, Geevor Mine, St.Just, Cornwall, England

Connellite 16 Level Coronation Lode, Levant Section, Geevor Mine, St.Just, Cornwall, England

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