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General Bityite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaLiAl2(AlBeSi2)O10(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 387.16 gm
   Lithium     1.79 %  Li    3.86 % Li2O
   Calcium    10.35 %  Ca   14.48 % CaO
   Beryllium   2.33 %  Be    6.46 % BeO
   Aluminum   20.91 %  Al   39.50 % Al2O3
   Silicon    14.51 %  Si   31.04 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.52 %  H     4.65 % H2O
   Oxygen     49.59 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaLiAl3Be(Si2O10)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Crystal crusts in pegmatite veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
Help on Locality: Locality: Maharitra on Mt. Bity, Madagascar. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bityite Say BITYITE