Phenakite

Phenacit, Phenakiet, Phenakit, Фенакит, フェナク石, 硅鈹石


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formula: Be2[SiO4]
Mineral class: silicates
Crystal system: trigonal
Mohs scale: 7.5 - 8
Density (g/cm3): 2.95 - 2.97
Refractive index: 1.651 - 1.670
Cleavage: different
Colors: colorless, yellowish, rose
Luster: vitreous
Fluorescence: -
Pleochroism: colorless - orange-yellow
Largest Phenakite: 20 cm?
Deposits: Brazil, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, Russia, USA, Switzerland
Discovery: 1882 or earlier
1st Description: 1892
Name: from the Greek word "phénax" (deceiver)

Phenakite Mineral

Origin: Panthahole Mine / Momeik / Mogok / Myanmar

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Phenakite
Phenakite

Size: 1.9 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Weight: 15.05 ct
Origin: Malyshevskoe / Sverdlovskaya Oblast / Ural Mts. / Russia

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Phenakite Ring

Size of the Phenakite: 1.93 x 1.52 x 1.03 cm
Weight of the Phenakite: 18.38 ct
Gold: 12.06 g, 14K White Gold

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Phenakite Ring

Phenakite Mineral

Size: 1.43 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm

Origin: Panthahole Mine / Momeik / Mogok / Myanmar

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Phenakite
Phenakite

Weight: 94.90 ct

Origin: Sri Lanka

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Phenakite Mineral

Origin: Momeik / Mogok / Myanmar

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Phenakite
Phenakite

Size: 1.01 cm
Weight: 3.95 ct
Origin: Ural Mts. / Russia

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Phenakite Mineral

Origin: Southeast Asia

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Phenakite
Phenakite

Weight: 2.34 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Phenakite Cat's Eye

Weight: 51.50 ct

Origin: Sri Lanka

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