Beryllonite is a rare sodium and beryllium phosphate mineral that exhibits perfect cleavage in one direction. It can be found in association with the minerals phenakite and beryl. It is an extremely fragile stone and is mostly faceted for collectors.
Beryllonite symbolizes positivity, joy, tranquility, hope, compassion, peace, confidence, and strength.
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Beryllonite is a rare mineral that usually occurs in colorless or light-yellow crystals and are found at only a few places in the world. It has a low refractive index and because of this, it is rarely cut as a gemstone. It helps to open up and balance the third-eye and crown chakra. Balancing both of these chakras will help you to connect one to the mother Earth, increase foresight, balance mood swings, and enhance your perception.
In 1888, Beryllonite was first discovered by James Dwight Dana, an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. It was then named by Edward Salisbury Dana, an American mineralogist, and physicist, in allusion to its composition, containing beryllium. Most of the fine specimens of these minerals can be found in McKean Mt., Stoneham, Maine.
Berullonite mainly occurs as a secondary beryllium mineral in granitic and alkalic pegmatites. It can often be found in association with other minerals like - quartz, albite, herderite, triplite, beryl, apatite, cassiterite, and columbite.
The chemical formula of Beryllonite is NaBePO4. It has a hardness of 5.5-6 and a vitreous to adamantine luster.
Beryllonite has no type of its own.
The price of Beryllonite can vary from $10 to $50 according to its color and quality.
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