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VIII - Cyclosilicates
Crystal habit of Benitoite

Name   Benitoite
Chemistry   BaTi[Si3O9]
Hardness   6 - 6.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   blue, colourless, yellowish, pink, white
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.6
Crystal habit   hexagonal, crystals prismatic, short dipyramids
Cleavage, Fracture   [1011] poor, fracture irregular
other characteristics and occurrences   fluorescent in UV-light
formed in veins with zeolites in serpentine

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