What mineral is a heliodor gemstone a variety of?

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Heliodor is a yellow trans­par­ent variety of beryl­li­um (emerald and aqua­ma­rine are also va­ri­eties of beryl­li­um). The name derives from the Greek word helios = sun (sun-­god) and doron = gift ("gift of the Sun").

Answers distribution

Topaz
Ruby
Beryl
Talc
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flagSpain
10%
10%
70%
10%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
30%
0%
60%
10%
10
flagGermany
25%
8%
59%
7%
100
flagPakistan
0%
14%
57%
28%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
10%
51%
8%
200
flagSingapore
28%
7%
50%
14%
14
flagPoland
26%
12%
48%
11%
7802
flagItaly
23%
29%
47%
0%
17
flagthe Netherlands
20%
4%
45%
29%
24
flagCanada
30%
10%
45%
10%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
33%
41%
8%
12
flagMalaysia
20%
30%
40%
10%
10
flagthe United States
29%
12%
37%
19%
170
flagFrance
20%
16%
37%
25%
24
flagUnknown
40%
11%
35%
13%
556
flagNorway
35%
15%
35%
15%
20
flagthe Philippines
21%
28%
35%
14%
14
flagIndia
38%
21%
31%
7%
92

Gender

men39%
women47%
Topaz
34%
27%
Ruby
12%
13%
Beryl
39%
47%
Talc
13%
11%

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