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Beryl is the New Hampshire state mineral. It is one of the most frequently sought-after species by New England field collectors. A diligent collector can usually find a few beryl specimens in a hard day's digging at many New England pegmatite mine dumps. Incomplete hexagonal crystal sections are much more common than terminated specimens. A gemmy, terminated, beryl crystal is a rewarding find for all who venture into the field.
This gallery illustrates typical beryl specimens that may be found in New Hampshire by an amateur collector using hand tools, (pick, shovel, hammer, chisel). In earlier times, other collectors have uncovered NH specimens superior to these.
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BERYL   Valencia Mine, N. Groton, NH
7 cm Beryl crystal in quartz matrix

Locality:          Valencia Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm Beryl crystal in quartz matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
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BERYL   Keyes #1 Mine, Orange, NH
5 cm golden Beryl crystal in feldspar matrix

Locality:          Keyes #1 Mine, Orange, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm golden Beryl crystal in feldspar matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1284
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BERYL   Keyes #1 Mine, Orange, NH
11 cm double terminated Beryl crystal in feldspar matrix

Locality:          Keyes #1 Mine, Orange, NH
Specimen Size: 11 cm double terminated Beryl crystal in feldspar matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes: Over-all specimen weight is 11 lbs.
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BERYL   McGinnis Mine, Wentworth, NH
Double terminated 2.3 cm Beryl crystal with mica coating on feldspar

Locality:          McGinnis Mine, Wentworth, NH
Specimen Size: Double terminated 2.3 cm Beryl crystal with mica coating on feldspar
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1061
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BERYL   South Uncanoonuc Mtn., Goffstown, NH
4.3 cm Beryl crystal

Locality:          South Uncanoonuc Mtn., Goffstown, NH
Specimen Size: 4.3 cm Beryl crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 903
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BERYL   Island Mine, Alstead, NH
6 cm Beryl crystal with crude termination

Locality:          Island Mine, Alstead, NH
Specimen Size: 6 cm Beryl crystal with crude termination
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 978
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BERYL   Hobart Hill Mine, Hebron, NH
2.4 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal section in quartz matrix with muscovite

Locality:          Hobart Hill Mine, Hebron, NH
Specimen Size: 2.4 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal section in quartz matrix with muscovite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1616
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BERYL   Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
2.3 cm terminated aquamarine Beryl crystal in quartz matrix

Locality:          Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
Specimen Size: 2.3 cm terminated aquamarine Beryl crystal in quartz matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 844
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BERYL   Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
5 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal in quartz matrix

Locality:          Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal in quartz matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1031
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BERYL   Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
4 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal with facited 10 mm x 8 mm gemstone

Locality:          Worthy Hill Power Line Locale, Goffstown, NH
Specimen Size: 4 cm aquamarine Beryl crystal with facited 10 mm x 8 mm gemstone
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
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Notes: Gemstone facited by Paul Bodmer of Hollis, NH. The full length of this crystal when found was about 8 inches. It broke into several sections when it was collected and was shared with another collector. The crystal yielded numerous multi-carat faceted stones. The termination end was saved as a specimen.
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