ETYMOLOGY: By the American collector of stones John Pierpont Morgan.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Hexagonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
CLASS MINERAL: Silicates.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Be3 Si6 AI2 O18.
HARDNESS: 7.5 - 8 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Brazil, Italy, Madagascar, California (USA).
MINERALOGY: The hydrothermal origin is formed in granitic pegmatite solution when magma is sufficiently enriched with beryllium, are usually found large crystals of morganite along with quartz and feldspar, sometimes found in secondary deposits and alluvial deposits such as gravel compacted. Morganite is a beryllium pink due to lithium and the manganese unlike other varieties of beryllium (ciclosilicato of beryllium and aluminum) prismatic habit morganite is not very long, if not rather flattened or almost tubular.
MYTHOLOGY: The morganite is named after the american financial J.P. Morgan, a passionate gemologist who donated his extraordinary collection to the American Museum of Natural History. When there are small amounts of iron inside, morganite can acquire a yellow hue apricot.
PROPERTIES: It is said that morganite helps to recognize as such arrogance, bigotry, narrow-minded and instead stimulates dedication to a healthier life, awakens the love for life, morganite helps eliminate stress, helps to rejoice in the spiritual activities that produce no profit or success makes us cautious and assume our responsibilities.
ZODIAC SIGN: Libra.
USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection, beryllium is used in metallurgy, it is a very light element that is resistant to copper strength and to attack by acids, intended for electronics and nuclear industries, aerospace alloys.