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Asbecasite

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Asbecasite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Wanni Glacier, Monte Cervandone, Binn Valley, Valais, Switzerland
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1.3 × 1.3 cm
Description

Brown microcrystals of the very rare mineral asbecasite on matrix.

Ex Wendland collection, Germany

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Asbecasite

Formula: 
Ca3(Ti,Sn4+)Be2(AsO3)6(SiO4)2
Strunz: 
4.JB.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Wanni glacier - Scherbadung area (Monte Cervandone), Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland