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Chrysoberyl Mineral Data

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General Chrysoberyl Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BeAl2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 126.97 gm
   Beryllium   7.10 %  Be   19.70 % BeO
   Aluminum   42.50 %  Al   80.30 % Al2O3
   Oxygen     50.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BeAl2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Granitic pegmatite dikes.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1790
Help on Locality: Locality: Takowaja, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek chrysos - "golden" and the mineral beryl.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chrysoberyl + Pronunciation Say CHRYSOBERYL
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Alexandrite - green
  ICSD 62501
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