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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flagGermany
27%
9%
54%
7%
84
flagPoland
24%
12%
50%
11%
4748
flagthe United Kingdom
31%
13%
46%
9%
138
flagCanada
26%
6%
46%
13%
15
flagItaly
18%
36%
45%
0%
11
flagUnknown
31%
15%
44%
8%
45
flagthe United States
24%
14%
42%
17%
122
flagFrance
10%
15%
42%
31%
19
flagthe Netherlands
20%
6%
40%
33%
15
flagNorway
36%
15%
31%
15%
19
flagIndia
38%
20%
30%
8%
59
flagthe Philippines
20%
40%
30%
10%
10

Gender

men45%
women49%
Topaz
25%
25%
Ruby
14%
12%
Beryl
45%
49%
Talc
14%
11%

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Author: Paweł Kołodziejczyk
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