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Bertossaite

Bertossaite

Formula
Li2CaAl4(PO4)4(OH)4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
light pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness
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Bertossaite from Buranga pegmatite, Gatumba dist., Western Prov., Rawanda

Bertossaite
            from Buranga pegmatite, Gatumba dist., Western Prov., Rawanda
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Very faint pink to yellowish crystalline mass of Bertossaite. Bertossaite has been found in only pegmatites in a late calcium rich lithium phase. It is found in only 4 or 5 pegmatites worldwide. It is the calcium analogue of Palermoite and may be associated with Samuelsonite.

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