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