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Three Little Pegmatites

Friday, 12 February 2021 08:00 AM

Three famous phosphate loaded pegmatites - The Palermo, Hagendorf, and Tip Top Pegmatites.

Scholzite

#PD55043
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

A small specimen with 3mm bladed Scholzite crystals.


Scholzite

Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Parting, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, gray white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
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Triploidite

#BN54999
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
Mn2+2(PO4)(OH) 
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
7 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

For what this is worth, I thought I would throw it out and post it. It does not resemble Triploidite from other localities. Further, Triploidite has not yet been reported from Hagendorf. It is dark reddish brown and black and is probably Rosckbridgeite and Triphylite.

Note the old lable in the prov. tab.


Triploidite

Formula
Mn2+2(PO4)(OH) 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous, Columnar 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
greenish, yellow, yellow brown, pink, reddish brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness
4.5-5 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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