My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

Bazzite



Bazzite is a beryllium scandium cyclosilicate mineral with chemical formula: Be3(Sc,Fe)2Si6O18. It crystallizes in the hexagonal crystal system typically as small blue hexagonal crystals up to 2 cm length. It has a Mohs hardness of 6.5-7 and a specific gravity of 2.77 to 2.85.

Additional recommended knowledge

Hard to distinguish from blue beryl.

Occurs in miarolitic cavities in granite, in alpine veins and in scandium bearing granitic pegmatites.

It was first described from an occurrence in Baveno, Italy. Named after the discoverer, Alessandro E. Bazzi.

References

  • Mindat with location data
  • Webmineral data
 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bazzite". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE