Beryllium Opal or Bertrandite
Pisces, Capricorn, Aquarius
Bertrandite supports a smooth transition when undergoing change. It
assists in the verbalization of hidden feelings. Beryllium Opal is
reputed to enhance sexual energy.
This relatively new material, an opalized fluorite, is also called
"Tiffany Stone" and Ice Cream Opalite. It occurs in a mixture of
cream or white opalite with purple fluorite, traces of yellow
bertrandite, along with other red or black mineral inclusions.
Mineralized beryllium nodules altered by a fluorine-rich solution form
in the sequence dolomite-calcite-chalcedony-opal/fluorite. The nodules
are recovered from an area where the bertrandite rock is mined
commercially for the recovery of beryllium used in the manufacture of
satellites and aircraft. Bertrandite is beryllium silicate hydroxide.
Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine, Juab County, Delta, Utah