Mineralpedia Details for Schaurteite
Named to honor German Cchemist Dr. Werner T. Schaurte of Johannesburg, South Africa. This rare mineral is found only at its type locality at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia as a secondary mineral in the ozidized zone of the dolostone hydrothermal metallic ore deposit found in association with germanite. Interestingly, the holotype specimen is now missing from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/schaurteite.pdf
Schaurteite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
White, silky, acicular tor felted mass in Germanite matrix.