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Bavenite from
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Bavenite
Formula:Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Comments:Occurs in almost every paragenesis as bladed, sharp crystals or bowtie groups and accicular bundles of curved crystals.
Habit:Prismatic, striated prisms and curved accicular needles.
Colour:Colorless, white.
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Jan H.Bernard and Jaroslav Hyrsl,2004, Minerals and their Localities, pg # 67; Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82; Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, 39-48
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Prehnite1 photo of Bavenite associated with Prehnite at this locality.
Eakerite1 photo of Bavenite associated with Eakerite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Bavenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Bavenite
10.4km (6.4 miles) A LCA Mine (Lithium Corporation of America Mine), Bessemer City, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
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