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Bityite

#44008

Bityite

#44008
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaLiAl2(Si2BeAl)O10(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Harding mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, United States
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral , lithium

Colorless plates to 3mm throughout biotite mass. Bityite is a rare mica containing beryllium and lithium.

Bityite

Formula
CaLiAl2(Si2BeAl)O10(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Platy, Pseudo Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown white, colorless, yellow, pearl white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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