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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flagSwitzerland
6%
0%
93%
0%
16
flagSpain
10%
10%
70%
10%
10
flagGermany
24%
8%
58%
6%
101
flagPakistan
0%
25%
55%
20%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
36%
0%
54%
9%
11
flagSingapore
25%
6%
50%
18%
16
flagBulgaria
20%
0%
50%
30%
10
flagPoland
26%
12%
49%
11%
8251
flagthe United Kingdom
31%
10%
49%
8%
214
flagthe Netherlands
22%
3%
48%
25%
27
flagItaly
23%
29%
47%
0%
17
flagCanada
30%
10%
45%
10%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
33%
41%
8%
12
flagAustralia
40%
10%
40%
10%
10
flagthe United States
29%
12%
36%
20%
175
flagFrance
24%
16%
36%
24%
25
flagNorway
31%
18%
36%
13%
22
flagUnknown
39%
12%
35%
12%
594
flagthe Philippines
21%
28%
35%
14%
14
flagIndia
35%
20%
33%
7%
105

Gender

men39%
women47%
Topaz
34%
27%
Ruby
12%
14%
Beryl
39%
47%
Talc
13%
11%

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Author: Paweł Kołodziejczyk
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