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Bavenite with Switzerite & Albite

#PD40075

Bavenite with Switzerite & Albite

#PD40075
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 6 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
beryllium

Bavenite is chiefly a pegmatitic mineral mostly because this is where the most beryllium minerals are found. Although it is also found in skarns and hydrothermal veins. This specimen contains numerous snow white sprays of bladed Bavenite crystals to 1mm scattered amongst Albite crystals and what I believe to be Switzerite (golden brown).

Bavenite

Formula
Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Lamellar, Massive - Lamellar, Radial 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
white, green, pink, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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