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Bityite from Pizzo Marcio North dyke unconfirmed/questioned, but why?

Posted by Vik Vanrusselt  
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Vik Vanrusselt January 13, 2018 07:21PM
Hello all,

https://www.mindat.org/locentry-1072937.html
states that Bityite from this locality is unconfirmed/questioned,
yet there are more than enough references,
the description of the locality itself (https://www.mindat.org/loc-292607.html) mentions bityite,
and there are 6 bityite images for the locality: https://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?loc=292607&min=689

I would just like to know why the species is unconfirmed/questioned at this locality :-)

Thank you all in advance :-)

Vik
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Reiner Mielke January 13, 2018 10:32PM
Apparently the references did not confirm bityite because they contained no chemical analysis "The Italian occurrences of bityite are not confirmed by probed analyses and they can be classified as margarite rich in Li and Be."
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