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Aquamarine

blue beryl variety called

Aquamarine, transparent blue or pale blue-green semiprecious stone, a variety of the mineral beryl. The most important deposits are in Brazil, but aquamarine is also found in Siberia, Madagascar, and sections of the United States. Other bluish gemstones are sometimes incorrectly called aquamarine, including a blue variety of corundum called Oriental aquamarine.

See also: Beryl.

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