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Bityite

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Bityite

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Description
Locality: 
Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Colourless beryllium mineral bityite in hexagonal crystals.

Mineral Data
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Bityite

Formula: 
LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.35
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Maharitra (Manitra), Sahatany Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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