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Phenakite Mineral Data

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General Phenakite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Be2SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 110.11 gm
   Beryllium  16.37 %  Be   45.43 % BeO
   Silicon    25.51 %  Si   54.57 % SiO2
   Oxygen     58.12 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Be2(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alpine fissures, pegmatites, and hydrothermally altered rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
Help on Locality: Locality: Takovaya, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Ural Mts, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek phenakos - "deceiver", in allusion to its similarity to quartz when colorless.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Phenakite + Pronunciation Say PHENAKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64949
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