Raspberry Red Beryl (also sometimes called Bixbite) on Rhyolite Matrix (Direct Mine source) – Location: Thomas Range Juab Co. Utah. Large Thumbnail (see photo for more details). When it comes to red beryl Utah is the place. Red beryl was first discovered and described by Maynard Bixby from the Thomas Range (type locality) in the late 1890s. By the way Maynard Bixby also first discovered and described bixbyite from this same locale. Here we have an aesthetic specimen of a small gemmy raspberry red beryl crystal on a volcanic rhyolite matrix from the Thomas Range in Utah. The beryl is a gemmy raspberry red color which is different from the “normal” dark red color that usually characterizes the red beryl from the Thomas Range. The beryl crystal is small but well-formed and sharp and is gemmy along with a glassy luster.