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Why is an emerald green?

Victoria Fowler

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Zach Chandler on March 28, 2019

The emerald is a gemstone, and is a mineral called beryl. It is a silicate of aluminium and beryllium, and has a bit of the element chromium (and sometimes vanadium) in it which gives it its characteristic green color (or blue-green) color. You have a link to the Wikipedia article on the emerald so you can click on it and surf more. Why not take a look at the cool pics and more information?

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