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Bixbite (Pezzottaite)

What Exactly is Bixbite Gemstones

Introduction
Pezzottaite, exchanged under the name raspberry beryl or raspberyl , is a mineral variety first approved by the International Mineralogical Association in year September 2003. Pezzottaite is a cesium analog of beryl, a silicate of cesium, beryllium, lithium, and aluminum, with the chemical equation Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18. Named after Italian geologist and mineralogist Federico Pezzotta, pezzottaite was initial thought to be either red beryl or a new variety of beryl (“”caesium beryl””); unlike genuine beryl, however, pezzottaite contains lithium and crystallizes in the trigonal crystal system preferably than the hexagonal regularity.
Color
Colors combine tones of raspberry red to orange-red and pink. Retrieved from miarolitic cavities in the granitic pegmatite fields of Fianarantsoa province, southern Madagascar, the pezzottaite crystals remained small—no more than about 7 cm (2.8 in) in their most comprehensive dimension—and tabular or equant inhabit, and few, most being profoundly included with increase tubes and liquid feathers. Around 10 percent of the rough material would also display chatoyancy when flawless. Most cut pezzottaite gems are under one carat (CT) in weight and rarely exceed two carats (CT).”

Gemstone Color

Red, Pink

Gemstone Luster

Vitreous

Crystal
System

Trigonal

Chemical formula

Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18

Gems Hardness

8

Mineral
Class

Raspberyl or raspberry beryl

"Pezzottaite, exchanged under the name raspberry beryl or raspberyl , is a mineral variety first approved by the International Mineralogical Association in year September 2003. Pezzottaite is a cesium analog of beryl, a silicate of cesium, beryllium, lithium, and aluminum, with the chemical equation Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18. Named after Italian geologist and mineralogist Federico Pezzotta, pezzottaite was initial thought to be either red beryl or a new variety of beryl (""caesium beryl""); unlike genuine beryl, however, pezzottaite contains lithium and crystallizes in the trigonal crystal system preferably than the hexagonal regularity. Color Colors combine tones of raspberry red to orange-red and pink. Retrieved from miarolitic cavities in the granitic pegmatite fields of Fianarantsoa province, southern Madagascar, the pezzottaite crystals remained small—no more than about 7 cm (2.8 in) in their most comprehensive dimension—and tabular or equant inhabit, and few, most being profoundly included with increase tubes and liquid feathers. Around 10 percent of the rough material would also display chatoyancy when flawless. Most cut pezzottaite gems are under one carat (CT) in weight and rarely exceed two carats (CT)."

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