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Crystal System:
A synonym of Melilite Group
Melilite was originally described in 1796 from Capo di Bove, Alban Hills, Rome Province, Latium, Italy. The name refers to a group of minerals (melilite group) with chemically similar composition, nearly always minerals in akermanite-gehlenite series.

For references see Melilite Group.

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