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Beryllite Mineral Data

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General Beryllite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Be3SiO4(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 171.15 gm
   Beryllium  15.80 %  Be   43.84 % BeO
   Silicon    16.41 %  Si   35.11 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    2.36 %  H    21.05 % H2O
   Oxygen     65.44 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Be3(SiO4)(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In alkaline pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
Help on Locality: Locality: Lovozero massif, Koa Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in allusion to the beryllium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Beryllite + Pronunciation Say BERYLLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Metaberyllite - variety of beryllite with lower H2O content