Musgravite or magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S is a rare oxide mineral used as a gemstone. Its type locality is the Ernabella Mission, Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, for which it was named following its discovery in 1967.[2] It is a member of the taaffeite family of minerals,[2][1] and its chemical formula is Be(Mg, Fe, Zn)2Al6O12. Its hardness is 8 to 8.5 on the Mohs scale.[2] Due to its rarity, the mineral can sell for roughly USD$35,000 per carat.

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