Template:Vanadium Beryl

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Emerald
Chemical composition Be3Al2(SiO3)6 Beryllium aluminum silicate
Crystal system Hexagonal
Habit Prismatic
Cleavage Imperfect, basal
Fracture Conchoidal to uneven
Hardness 7.5 (brittle)
Optic nature Uniaxial -
Refractive index 1.566 - 1.600
Birefringence 0.004 - 0.010
Dispersion Low, 0.014
Specific gravity 2.67 - 2.78
Lustre Vitreous
Pleochroism Weak to distinct