phenacite definition

  • noun:
    • an all natural beryllium silicate, Be2SiO4, occurring as vitreous crystals sometimes made use of as gems.
    • A clear glassy mineral, a silicate of glucina, occurring in rhombohedral crystals and quite often utilized as a gem.
    • A glassy colorless mineral happening in rhombohedral crystals, sometimes made use of as a gem. Its a silicate of glucina, and receives its title from its misleading similarity to quartz.
    • an uncommon mineral occurring in transparent rhombohedral crystals, colorless to wine-yellow, and achieving a vitreous luster.

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