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Crystal habit of Chrysoberyl

Name   Chrysoberyl
Chemistry   BeAl2O4
Hardness   8.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   yellow, green, brown
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.7
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals tabular, prismatic, twins [103] common, cyclic, 120° trilling
Cleavage, Fracture   [010] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   alexandrite = clear speciems
in granites, pegmatites, mica shists

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