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TitleBazzite in pegmatite
DescriptionBazzite is the scandium rich variety of beryl, with the scandium replacing some of the aluminum. Usually it is classified as an individual mineral species and not as a variety of beryl. The chemical formula is Be3(Sc,Al)2Si6O18. Bazzite is named after the Italian engineer, A. E. Bazzi. This sample is approximately 11 cm.
LocationUSA ▹ Maine. Near Auburn.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-11-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1314.
Key wordsbazzite, beryl, silicate
Tech details592 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1868