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bertrandite

[ bur-truhn-dahyt ]
/ ˈbɜr trənˌdaɪt /
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noun
a mineral, hydrous beryllium silicate, Be4Si2O7(OH)2, colorless or pale yellow, with a vitreous luster, occurring as tabular or prismatic crystals in pegmatites and hydrothermal veins.
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Origin of bertrandite

1885–90; <French, after E. Bertrand, French mineralogist, who first described it; see -ite1
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