Clinobehoite

clinobehoite

bavenite

bityite

phillipsite

Formula: Be(OH)2
Hydroxide of beryllium, monoclinic paramorph of orthorhombic behoite
Specific gravity: 1.93
Hardness: 2 to 3
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless
Environments

Pegmatites
Hydrothermal environments

Clinobehoite is formed by hydrothermal alteration of earlier formed beryllium minerals (Mindat).

Localities

At the type locality, the Malyshevskoe deposit, Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, clinobehoite occurs in hydrothermally altered zones of desilicated pegmatites, associated with bavenite, bityite, phillipsite, analcime and albite (AM 76, 666-667).

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