What mineral is a heliodor gemstone a variety of?

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Ruby
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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

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Ruby
Beryl
Talc
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flagGermany
31%
8%
55%
3%
58
flagCanada
18%
0%
54%
18%
11
flagPoland
24%
12%
50%
12%
4028
flagthe United Kingdom
31%
10%
46%
10%
113
flagthe United States
27%
17%
38%
15%
93
flagFrance
14%
14%
35%
35%
14
flagNorway
36%
15%
31%
15%
19
flagIndia
38%
20%
30%
10%
39

Gender

men45%
women48%
Topaz
25%
27%
Ruby
14%
12%
Beryl
45%
48%
Talc
14%
11%

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