phenakite

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phenakite

[′fen·ə‚kīt]
(mineralogy)
Be2SiO4 A colorless, white, wine-yellow, pink, blue, or brown glassy mineral that crystallizes in the rhombohedral system; used as a minor gemstone. Also spelled phenacite.
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