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Emerald Stone

We are thankful for the generous donation of the precious Emerald Stone from Consul General of Colombia Mr. Yobani Velasquez Quintero. Not only does it enlighten students with more knowledge on minerals, but most importantly, as the traditional gemstone from Columbia, the gift nurtures students with culture and global awareness. Emerald is gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and/or sometimes vanadium. Well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine. Naturally occurring, hexagonal crystals of beryl can be up to several meters in size,…

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