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Barylite

Barylite

Formula
BaBe2Si2O7 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish, colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
6-7 
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Barylite from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Barylite
            from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
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Type Locality

Clear platy crystals in a vug lined with yellow Berzeliite in Tilasite. The largest Barylite is 1mm across and there are about seven more which are smaller in the same vug.

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