Phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties of minerals in the BeO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O (BASH) system, with petrologic applications.

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The phase relations and thermodynamic properties of behoite, bertrandite, beryl, bromellite, chrysoberyl, euclase and phenakite have been quantitatively evaluated from a combination of new phase-equilibrium, solubility, calorimetric and volumetric measurements, and with data from the literature. The resulting thermodynamic model is consistent with natural low-variance assemblages and can be used to interpret many beryllium-mineral occurrences.-J.A.Z.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-300
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Mineralogist
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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