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Gemstone Crystal System Density Hardness Refractive index Treatments
Morganite hexagonal 2.72 7.5-8.0 1.577-1.583 radiation


Morganite

Color:
pale pink with orange or violet modifiers

Durability:
Very good

Localities:
Minas Gerais, Brazil and Madagascar

 


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Morganite
Beryllium aluminum silicate
Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Morganite is the pink, peach or lilac variety of the mineral beryl. It is a beryllium aluminum silicate colored with a trace amount of manganese. The stone was named after the American banker and gem lover, J. P. Morgan, shortly after it was first discovered in 1902 in the Malagasy Republic (Madagascar). Fine examples are currently found in Minas Gerais, Brazil and Madagascar. Due to the gem's recent discovery, there is no folklore associated with it.

Beryl Family
Emerald
Aquamarine
Morganite
Bixbite or Red Beryl
Goshenite
Heliodor
RieslingBeryl
Green Beryl