Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Emerald is a cyclosilicate.
Brazilian mine run, loose emerald crystals and emerald in matrix.
Great as a specimen, tumbling,cabbing and faceting.
Stones range 1/4" - 1"
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