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1 item @ $40.00  

Barylite (?) with Grossular caswellite

#37297

Barylite (?) with Grossular caswellite

#37297
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
BaBe2Si2O7 (RRUFF)
Locality
Parker Shaft, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States
Notes
Discounts/Promos do NOT apply to this item
Tagged
beryllium

Light grey massive Barylite exhibiting a blue fluorecence associated with white barium feldspar and Grossular garnet as "caswellite". Albanese tag. Eventhough the old tag on this specimen indicates that it was tested by XRD, it has come to light by some experts that specimens of this type may have been incorrectly identified.

Fluorescent, XRD Confirmed

Barylite

Formula
BaBe2Si2O7 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish, colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
6-7 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
Special Info
XRD Confirmed

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