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Uralolite

Uralolite

Formula
Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3ยท5H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Concretionary, Radial, Wheat Sheaf 
Cleavage
Poor, Poor, None 
Luster
Subadamantine 
Color
colorless, white, brownish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
2.5 
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Uralolite from Boevka, Middle Urals, Russia

Uralolite
            from Boevka, Middle Urals, Russia
Special Info
Type Locality,XRD Confirmed,EDS Confirmed

Uralolite is one of those rare beryllophosphates most or all of which occurs in pegmatites. This specimen is from the type locality and occurs with another rare be-phosphate called Glucine. The Uralolite occurs as white, silky crystals to 1mm.

Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.

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Uralolite from Brandrücken, Moschkogel, Koralpe, Carinthia, Austria

Uralolite
            from Brandrücken, Moschkogel, Koralpe, Carinthia, Austria

Very nice rosettes of bladed white crystals to about 0.5mm. Very rich specimen.

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