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Bityite

#44009

Bityite

#44009
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaLiAl2(Si2BeAl)O10(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Harding mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, United States
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Bityite is a rather rare mica group member with lithium and beryllium in the structure. The Bityite forms colorless plates to 2mm within biotite.

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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