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Be3SiO5 · 2H2O (?)
A variety of Beryllite

Formerly considered a lower hydrate of Beryllite.

Originally described from Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia.

Classification of Metaberyllite

Discredited 2006
Explanation of status:
Published by E.I. Semenov (1972), but without IMA approval. Discredited in 2006. URL:
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Chemical Properties of Metaberyllite

Be3SiO5 · 2H2O (?)
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Metaberyllite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Metaberyllite

Reference List:
Zap. Vses. Min. Obshch. (1973) 102, 75.

Mineralogical Magazine (1974): 39: 920.

Burke, Ernest A.J. (2006) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

Internet Links for Metaberyllite

Localities for Metaberyllite

(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
E. I. Semenov, 1972. [Mira..~OBO3epcK. II~e:xoqH. Macc., I/I3A. HayKa]; abstr. Zap. 102, 75
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