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Melilite

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Formula:
Ca2(Al,Mg, Fe)((Al, Si,B)SiO7)
Colour:
yellow, greenish brown, white
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Synonym:
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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