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Red Emerald - Source?


#1

Where might someone find red emerald for sale? I admit to not
having the most experience, but I have not ever seen this item in my
own travels. Ben Silver


#2
Where might someone find red emerald for sale? 

I agree with others who have stated it should (must) be called red
beryl, not red emerald. “If it ain’t green, it ain’t an emerald.” By
the way, I have a nice faceted green beryl that is also not an
emerald.

I bought a red beryl specimen, in matrix, at a gem show several
years ago. At one time I was in discussions with a guy who worked for
Novell in Salt Lake City. Apparently his family owns the mine and we
were negotiating on a couple nice specimens. I’m still kicking myself
for not taking advantage of the situation when the opportunity arose.

All the best,

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#3

Technically, there is No such thing as a red emerald as emerald
refers to the color which is green, and a specific shade of green,
with no intense yellowing, then the stone is called green beryl.
So the stones you are referring to are actually Red Beryl. There
are uncommon and tough to find, probably relatively expensive.
Good luck. Mary Dunker


#4

Well, we saw red beryl for sale on the matrix in a gas station
someplace between Provo and St.George last month. Not knowing how
rare the stuff was, I was a little stunned by the price. The lady
behind the counter explained that one of the employees there worked
at the mine, but he was not there that day. Hope this will lead to a
more concise location. Rose Alene McArthur @O_B_McArthurs


#5
 Where might someone find red emerald for sale?" 

If you are looking to purchase some Red Emerald, I’m sorry, it’s not
available. It’s like the fabled Unicorn, it just doesn’t exist.

However, since Emerald is a Beryl, you may be in luck. There is a
Beryl that just happens to be red in color. It’s called Bixbite,
for some strange reason. I can only speculate that it helps us poor
humans to differentiate it from the other Beryls. I suppose, using
that same logic, it’s why we humans have our own names. In many
cases, it’s better than calling us all by the name Human, with a
descriptive qualifier in front of it.

Two sources of Bixbite, Red Beryl, is Minerals Miners and The Gem
Hut at:

http://www.mineralminers.com/html/bixgems.stm
http://www.gemhut.com/rberyl.htm

Charles Heick
Cincinnati, Ohio


#6
    Well, we saw red beryl for sale on the matrix in a gas station
someplace between Provo and St.George last month.  Not knowing how
rare the stuff was, I was a little stunned by the price.  The lady
behind the counter explained that one of the  employees there
worked at the mine, but he was not there that day. Hope this will
lead to a more concise location. Rose Alene McArthur
obmcarthur@clearwater.net 

Yes, that stuff ain’t cheap! But it is gorgeous. I saw some in a
rock shop in Delta but couldn’t afford to do anything but drool.

There are 2 locations that I have heard of (but not visited) in
Utah; one is at Topaz Mt. and is open to the public. I understand
they are pretty small, mostly. The other (probably where what you saw
came from). Is a privately-owned mine, somewhere south of Delta (a
fair distance, I think); not open to the public. And another rumored
closer to (but still south of?) Delta.

Cheers!
Margaret