Mineralpedia Details for Scholzite
Named to honor Dr. Adolph Scholz, a German chemist and mineral collector. Occasionally a primary mineral, but usually a secondary mineral in zinc phosphate-bearing granites and sediments. Found at just a few localities including Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, Zambia, Australia, China, and the United States including here in the Black Hills of South Dakota at the Tip Top mine.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/scholzite.pdf
Scholzite from Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Exceptional colorless micro crystals in a 2mm vug.
Scholzite from Reaphook Hill, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Divergent group of colorless Scholzite crystals to 1.5cm in a pocket filled with very rare, clear to turbid Hillite rhombs to abour 0.75mm. Collinsite is minor and occurs as greyish white rounded aggregates.
Scholzite from Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany
White, prismatic crystals of Scholzite to 5mm.
Scholzite from Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Clear, bladed crystals of Scholzite, up to 1mm.
Scholzite from Hagendorf Nord, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany
White to bluish stubby crystals of Scholzite to 2mm tucked in a vug.