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Mineral:MAGNESIOTAAFFEITE-2N'2S
Formula:Mg3Al8BeO16
Crystal System:Hexagonal
Strunz Nr:4/B.07-20
Group:Taaffeite group
References:MM 29 (1951), 765; AM 69 (1984), 215; HB3 (1997); EJM 14 (2002), 389
Type Locality:Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka
Comments:(formerly Taaffeite). Spinel (S), Nolanite (N)

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