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Bavenite

#PD40504

Bavenite

#PD40504
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Londonderry Lithium deposit, Western Australia, Australia
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Pearly thin plates radiating along cleavelandite Albite fractures. It a complex, zoned granitic pegmatite rich in lithium and virtually no phosphate. As such all lithium formed lithium silicates - spodumene, petalite, eucryptite. Moraesite seems to be the only phosphate.

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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