Mineralpedia Details for Scorzalite
Dr. Evaristo Pena Scorza, former Chief Mineralogist of the Mineral Survey of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro is the namesake of Scorzalite. This uncommon mineral can be found as “a secondary mineral in complex zoned granite pegmatites” and can also be found in kyanite-bearing quartzites. Scozalite has localities in Brazil, the USA including some localities in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Rwanda, Morocco, Sweden, and Germany.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/scorzalite.pdf
Scorzalite from Hålsjöberg, Torsby, Värmland, Sweden
Scorzalite from Victory mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
A 1cm crystal grain with no faces in Muscovite. The pegmatite is now the City of Custer's sewer lagoon.
Scorzalite from Estaño Orcko mine, Machacamarca, Potosí dept., Bolivia
Dark blue prismatic crystals.
Scorzalite from Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States
Deep blue crystal grains throughout vuggy and brecciated matrix. Scorzalite is an important primary phosphate generally confined to pegmatites, but not always as at the Champion mine, where this specimen originates. The Champion mine is a concentrated aluminum, metamorphic environment hosting rich andalusite deposits and several other aluminum bearing minerals namely Al-phosphates and Al-silicates.