A greenish or yellowish-green mineral consisting of an oxide of beryllium and aluminum. It occurs as tabular crystals, sometimes of gem quality.
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- Beryllium, another valuable metal associated with the deposits, occurs in a wide variety of minerals, including beryl, chrysoberyl, helvite, phenakite, bavenite, and others.
- A fine greenish-yellow chrysoberyl is currently being found in the gem gravels of the Songea / Tunduru region.
- Alexandrite, an amazing variety of chrysoberyl, changes color in different types of light.
mid 17th century: from Latin chrysoberyllus, from Greek khrusos 'gold' + bērullos 'beryl'.
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