Beryl is found mostly in granitic pegmatites, but is also found in mica schists in the Ural Mountains of Russia
, as well as in limestone in Columbia. Beryl is found in Europe in Sweden
, Germany, Austria and Norway. It is also found in Brazil
, South Africa, Columbia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, and the United States. In the United States, beryl can be found in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. Beryl is New Hamphire’s state mineral. Some of the largest beryl crystals ever found come from the Bumpus Quarry in Albany, Maine. Those crystals have a mass of around 18 metric tons and measure 18 by 3.9 feet. However, the largest beryl crystal ever found came from Malakialina, Madagascar. It is 59 feet long and 11 feet in diameter, weighing 840,000 pounds.