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Stone sphere balls - full range in stock "Bertrandite"

Bertrandite is a rare mineral that forms small flattened or wedge-shaped prismatic crystals. It is also found in the form of continuous masses or radial-radiant splices. Often found in rare earth deposits Bertrandite is characterized by impurities of boron and germanium. Mined as an ore for beryllium. Named after the French mineralogist E. Bertrand.

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Physical properties of Bertrandite

Category Sorosilicate
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Btd
Strunz classification 9.BD.05
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Crystal class Pyramidal (mm2)
H-M symbol: (mm2)
Space group Ccm21
Unit cell a = 8.7135(4) Å,
b = 15.268(1) Å,
c = 4.5683(3) Å; Z = 4
Color Colorless to pale yellow
Crystal habit Thin tabular, prismatic to needle-like crystals commonly in radial clusters
Twinning Common on {011} or {021} forming heart or V shaped twins
Cleavage Perfect on {001}; distinct on {100}, {010} and {110}
Mohs scale hardness 6 - 7
Luster Vitreous, pearly on cleavage surfaces
Diaphaneity Transparent
Specific gravity 2.59 - 2.60
Optical properties Biaxial (-)
Refractive index nα = 1.591 nβ = 1.605 nγ = 1.614
Birefringence δ = 0.023
2V angle Measured: 73° to 81°
Code: 1425
Ermakovskoe deposit, Buryatia, RF

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