Be is found in several minerals including Emerald and aquamarines, which are rare forms of the mineral beryl.  The mineral beryl is the main source of beryllium. 

 

Isolation of Beryllium

 

 

BeF2 + Mg = MgF2 + Be

 

The following minerals contain Beryllium

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Aminoffite Ca3Be2Si3O10(OH)2 ---- 4.33% Be ( MW = 416.52 gm)

Asbecasite Ca3(Ti,Fe,Sn)(Be,B,Al)2(As+++,Sb+++)3O6(SiO4)2

Babefphite BaBe(PO4)(F,O)

Barylite BaBe2Si2O7 ---- 5.57% Be ( MW = 323.52 gm)

Bavenite Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2 ---- 1.93% Be ( MW = 935.07 gm)

Bazzite Be3(Sc,Al)2Si6O18

Bearsite Be2(AsO4)(OH)·4(H2O) ---- 7.33% Be ( MW = 246.01 gm)

Behoite Be(OH)2 ---- 20.95% Be ( MW = 43.03 gm)

Berborite Be2(BO3)(OH,F)·(H2O)

Bergslagite CaBe(AsO4)(OH) ---- 4.40% Be ( MW = 205.02 gm)

Bertrandite Be4Si2O7(OH)2 ---- 15.13% Be ( MW = 238.23 gm)

Beryl Be3Al2Si6O18 ---- 5.03% Be ( MW = 537.50 gm)

Beryllite Be3SiO4(OH)2·(H2O) ---- 15.80% Be ( MW = 171.15 gm)

Beryllonite NaBePO4 ---- 7.10% Be ( MW = 126.97 gm)

Bityite CaLiAl2(AlBeSi2)O10(OH)2 ---- 2.33% Be ( MW = 387.16 gm)

Bromellite BeO ---- 36.03% Be ( MW = 25.01 gm)

Calciogadolinite * CaREE(Fe+++)Be2Si2O10

Calcybeborosilite * (Y,Ca)2(B,Be)2Si2O8(OH)2

Chiavennite CaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2·2(H2O) ---- 3.39% Be ( MW = 531.51 gm)

Chkalovite Na2BeSi2O6 ---- 4.35% Be ( MW = 207.16 gm)

Chrysoberyl BeAl2O4 ---- 7.10% Be ( MW = 126.97 gm)

Clinobehoite Be(OH)2 ---- 20.95% Be ( MW = 43.03 gm)

Danalite Fe++4Be3(SiO4)3S ---- 4.84% Be ( MW = 558.74 gm)

Ehrleite Ca2ZnBe(PO4)2(PO3,OH)·4(H2O)

Epididymite NaBeSi3O7(OH) ---- 3.67% Be ( MW = 245.26 gm)

Euclase BeAlSiO4(OH) ---- 6.21% Be ( MW = 145.08 gm)

Eudidymite NaBeSi3O7(OH) ---- 3.67% Be ( MW = 245.26 gm)

Faheyite (Mn,Mg)Fe+++2Be2(PO4)4·6(H2O)

Fransoletite H2Ca3Be2(PO4)4·4(H2O) ---- 3.04% Be ( MW = 592.22 gm)

Gadolinite-(Ce) (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe++Be2Si2O10

Gadolinite-(Y) Y2Fe++Be2Si2O10 ---- 3.85% Be ( MW = 467.85 gm)

Gainesite NaNa(Be,Li)(Zr,Zn)2(PO4)4·1-2(H2O)

Genthelvite Zn4Be3(SiO4)3S ---- 4.53% Be ( MW = 596.91 gm)

Glucine CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4·0.5(H2O) ---- 10.51% Be ( MW = 343.11 gm)

Gugiaite Ca2BeSi2O7 ---- 3.50% Be ( MW = 257.33 gm)

Hambergite Be2BO3(OH) ---- 11.81% Be ( MW = 152.65 gm)

Harstigite Ca6MnBe4(SiO4)2(Si2O7)2(OH)2 ---- 4.07% Be ( MW = 885.97 gm)

Helvite Mn4Be3(SiO4)3S ---- 4.87% Be ( MW = 555.10 gm)

Herderite CaBe(PO4)F ---- 5.53% Be ( MW = 163.06 gm)

Hingganite-(Ce) (Ce,Y)2(_,Fe++)Be2Si2O8(OH,O)2

Hingganite-(Y) (Y,Yb,Er)BeSiO4(OH)

Hingganite-(Yb) (Yb,Y)BeSiO4(OH)

Hogtuvaite (Ca,Na)2(Fe++,Fe+++,Ti,Mg,Mn)6(Si,Be,Al)6O20

Hsianghualite Ca3Li2Be3(SiO4)3F2 ---- 5.69% Be ( MW = 475.40 gm)

Hurlbutite CaBe2(PO4)2 ---- 7.27% Be ( MW = 248.05 gm)

Hyalotekite (Ba,Pb,Ca,K)6(B,Si,Al)2(Si,Be)10O28(F,Cl)

Hydroxylherderite CaBe(PO4)(OH) ---- 5.60% Be ( MW = 161.07 gm)

IMA96.008 (Fe,Mg,Al)2(Na,?)[Be3Si6O18]·(H2O)

Jeffreyite (Ca,Na)2(Be,Al)Si2(O,OH)7

Joesmithite PbCa2(Mg,Fe++,Fe+++)5Si6Be2O22(OH)2

Leifite Na2(Si,Al,Be)7(O,OH,F)14

Leucophanite (Na,Ca)2BeSi2(O,OH,F)7

Liberite Li2BeSiO4 ---- 7.84% Be ( MW = 114.98 gm)

Lovdarite K2Na6Be4Si14O36·9(H2O) ---- 2.61% Be ( MW = 1,383.50 gm)

Mccrillisite NaCs(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4·1-2(H2O)

Meliphanite (Ca,Na)2Be(Si,Al)2(O,OH,F)7

Milarite K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60·(H2O) ---- 1.82% Be ( MW = 1,980.55 gm)

Minasgeraisite-(Y) CaY2Be2Si2O10 ---- 3.99% Be ( MW = 452.08 gm)

Moraesite Be2(PO4)(OH)·4(H2O) ---- 8.92% Be ( MW = 202.06 gm)

Musgravite (Mg,Fe++,Zn)2Al6BeO12

Odintsovite K2Na4Ca3Ti2Be4Si12O38 ---- 2.64% Be ( MW = 1,367.20 gm)

Pahasapaite (Ca,Li,K,Na)27Li16Be48(PO4)48·76(H2O)

Parafransoletite Ca3Be2(PO4)2(PO3,OH)2·4(H2O)

Pehrmanite (Fe++,Zn,Mg)2Al6BeO12

Phenakite Be2SiO4 ---- 16.37% Be ( MW = 110.11 gm)

Rhodizite (K,Cs)Al4Be4(B,Be)12O28

Roggianite Ca2[Be(OH)2Al2Si4O13]·<2·5(H2O) ---- 1.67% Be ( MW = 540.72 gm)

Roscherite Ca(Mn++,Fe++)5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6(H2O)

Samfowlerite Ca14Mn++3Zn2(Be,Zn)2Be6(SiO4)6(Si2O7)4(OH,F)6

Selwynite NaK(Be,Al)Zr2(PO4)4·2(H2O)

Semenovite (Ca,Ce,La,Na)10-12(Fe++,Mn)(Si,Be)20(O,OH,F)48

Sorensenite Na4SnBe2Si6O18·2(H2O) ---- 2.50% Be ( MW = 721.23 gm)

Stoppaniite (Fe,Al,Mg)4(Na,_)[Be6Si12O36]·2(H2O)

Surinamite (Mg,Fe++)3Al4BeSi3O16

Sverigeite NaMnMgSn++++Be2Si3O12(OH) ---- 3.39% Be ( MW = 532.22 gm)

Swedenborgite NaBe4SbO7 ---- 12.31% Be ( MW = 292.78 gm)

Taaffeite Mg3Al8BeO16 ---- 1.63% Be ( MW = 553.77 gm)

Tiptopite K2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2·(H2O)

Trimerite CaMn2Be3(SiO4)3 ---- 5.97% Be ( MW = 453.24 gm)

Tugtupite Na4AlBeSi4O12Cl ---- 1.93% Be ( MW = 467.74 gm)

Tvedalite (Ca,Mn++,Fe++)4Be3Si6O17(OH)4·3(H2O)

Uralolite Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3·5(H2O) ---- 6.65% Be ( MW = 542.22 gm)

Vayrynenite MnBe(PO4)(OH,F)

Wawayandaite Ca12Mn4B2Be18Si12O46(OH,Cl)30[Ortho·]

Weinebeneite CaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2·5(H2O) ---- 7.45% Be ( MW = 363.13 gm)

Welshite Ca2Sb+++++Mg4Fe+++Si4Be2O20 ---- 2.36% Be ( MW = 765.25 gm)

Yttroceberysilite Y2(B,Be)2Si2O8(OH)2

Zanazziite (Ca,Mn)2(Mg,Fe)(Mg,Fe++,Mn,Fe+++)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6(H2O)