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Makabe village, Sakuragawa city, Ibaraki pref., Japan

This locality is closed to collecting.

Source for Beryllium


Field of view: 150 mm. Beryl in pegmatite. The hexagonal pale blue to pale green prisms are beryl. Note that there are more than 8 beryl crystals. The opaque white parts are feldspar, and the translucent gray parts are quartz. The platy black part at the front of the specimen is biotite.

Recovered from a beryl-columbite subtype rare-element pegmatite in S-type (Ilmenite-series) granite. Formed in the middle Paleocene (60 Ma).

Beryl from this location was described in 1897.


Field of view: 5 mm. A beryl crystal terminated by (0001) and pyramidal faces.


Length of the front crystal: 10mm. Beryl crystals. The transparent crystal at the front is aquamarine variety.

Other localities

  • Yamano-o (NYF Pegmatite, Aquamarine)
  • Hirukawa (NYF Pegmatite, Prismatic)
  • Yukiiri (NYF Pegmatite, Prismatic)
  • Mount Myoken (LCT Pegmatite, Prismatic)
  • Mount Gyojya (Pneumatolytic, Prismatic)
  • Fukuoka Mine (Pneumatolytic, Prismatic)
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