Alternative Names: Yellow Beryl, Golden Beryl
Origin: Notably Brazil
Mineral Species: Beryl
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Colour: Pale to golden yellow
Typical Appearance: Crystalline masses, more rarely as hexagonal prismatic crystals.
Chakra Alignment: 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.
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.