Asbecasite

asbecasite

titanite

anatase

molybdenite

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Formula: Ca3TiAs6Be2Si2O20
Arsenite, titanium and beryllium bearing mineral
Specific gravity: 3.70
Hardness: 6½ to 7
Colour: Yellow, pale yellow
Environments

Metamorphic environments

Localities

At the type locality, the Wanni glacier - Scherbadung area, Binn, Goms, Valais, Switzerland, asbecasite occurs on cleft faces in orthogneiss. Associated minerals include magnetite, hematite, titanite, apatite, anatase, malachite, azurite, tennantite and molybdenite (HOM).

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