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Bavenite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Koschach, Maltatal, Carinthia, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1.2 × 0.7 cm
Description

Outstanding white acicular crystals of bavenite from this little known locality in Austria. Bavenite is a beryllium silicate.

Mineral Data
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Bavenite

Formula: 
Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DF.25
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.5
Colour: 
White
Type Locality: 
Seula mine (ex Montecatini quarry), Mount Camoscio, Oltrefiume, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

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