Alternative Names: Yellow Beryl, Golden Beryl

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Brazil

Mineral Species: Beryl

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18

Hardness: 7.5-8

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Colour: Pale to golden yellow

Typical Appearance: Crystalline masses, more rarely as hexagonal prismatic crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: None

Chakra Alignment: None

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek, meaning "gift of the sun". The alternative name, golden beryl, was also applied to gold chrysoberyl. There are no traditions associated with heliodor, other than those for all beryls.

Additional Information

As with other golden minerals, Heliodor is warming, bringing delight and joy, but it is more subtle than most, as it stimulates "inner" happiness that is more internal and detached, building self-confidence and allowing us to feel less dependant on others. It aids elimination of toxins, including in cases of food poisoning, and supports and treats filtre organs, such as liver, kidney, gall bladder and pancreas.