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Beryl Group

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About Beryl GroupHide

Formula:
(M3+,M2+)4[Be6Si12O36-z(OH)z] · (H2O)yAx, where A = mostly Na and x = likely not larger than 1
Note: some authors also include indialite in the beryl group.


Pronounciation of Beryl GroupHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of Beryl GroupHide

Formula:
(M3+,M2+)4[Be6Si12O36-z(OH)z] · (H2O)yAx, where A = mostly Na and x = likely not larger than 1

Relationship of Beryl Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Bazzite Be3Sc2(Si6O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
Beryl Be3Al2(Si6O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
Pezzottaite Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)Trig. 3 : R3
Stoppaniite Be3Fe3+2(Si6O18) · H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Beryl Group in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for Beryl GroupHide

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Della Ventura, G., Rossi, P., Parodi, G.C., Mottana, A., Raudsepp, M., Prencipe, M. (2000): Stoppaniite, (Fe,Al,Mg)4(Be6Si12O36)*(H2O)2(Na,◻) a new mineral of the beryl group from Latium (Italy). European Journal of Mineralogy 12, 121-127. [on general formula of beryl group]

Internet Links for Beryl GroupHide

Localities for Beryl GroupHide

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