'Beryl, variety emerald, from Colombia'

'Beryl, variety emerald, from Colombia'

C001/4314 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JOEL AREM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Beryl is composed of beryllium aluminum silicate and is the chief ore of the element beryllium. Crystals of beryl in certain unique rocks called pegmatites can be as large as railroad boxcars. These immense crystals are never transparent, but some pegmatites contain smaller, well formed and transparent beryl crystals; these occur in various colors, and each variety used as a gemstone has its own special name. The dark green variety colored by chromium and vanadium is known as emerald. Fine emeralds occur in Brazil, Afghanistan, Russia, Madagascar and many other places, but the best known is probably Colombia. The hexagonal (6-sided) symmetry of the mineral is evident in this Colombian emerald crystal.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: arem collection, banadium, beryl, beryllium, beryllium aluminum silicate, chromium, color variety, crystal, crystals, emerald, gem, gem stone, gemstone, geology, hexagonal, mineral, mineralogy, minerals, nature, object, ores, specimen, specimens, still life

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.