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· 2H
O (?)
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

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

· 2H
O (?)
Simplified for copy/paste:Be3SiO5·2H2O (?)
All elements listed in formula:Be, H, O, Si

Other Names for Metaberyllite

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Other Information

Health Warning: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

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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.

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    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
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