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Behoite Mineral Data

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General Behoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Be(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 43.03 gm
   Beryllium  20.95 %  Be   58.13 % BeO
   Hydrogen    4.69 %  H    41.87 % H2O
   Oxygen     74.37 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Be(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In granite pegmatite as a near-surface alteration product of gadolinite (Rode Ranch pegmatite, Texas, USA); in altered volcanic tuff (Honeycomb Hills, Utah, USA).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, from the Rode Ranch pegmatite, Llano Co., and the Clear Creek pegmatite, Brunett Co., Texas, and in the Honeycomb Hills, Juab Co., Utah. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Beryllium, Be, and hydroxyl, OH, in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Behoite Say BEHOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 25569
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