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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


Named for Jakob Scheuchzer, a Swiss naturalist, junior physician, curator of the Kunstkammer, a cabinet of natural history and curiosities, and the chair-holder of physics and mathematics at the Universit of Zurich in Switzerland. It occurs at the type locality in the Fianel mine in Grischun, Switzerland, and at the Valgravegila mine in Liguria, Italy. At the type locality it is found in a metamorphosed syn-sedimentary exhalative manganese deposit where it is associated with saneroite and tiragalloite veins that resulted from the remobilization of ore components during retrograde Tertiary Alpine metamorphism. If appears as leppw-orange, aciclular, transparent crystals.

Ref. Brugger, J., et al. and American Mineralogist May-June v. 91 no. 5-6 p. 937-943


Named for German geographer and a director of the Museum of Mineralogy and Geology at the National University at Cordoba in Argentina, Oscar Schmieder. Schmiederite is a rare mineral found in only a few localities worldwide as a secondary mineral in oxidized hydrothermal deposits of selenium-rich metal deposits.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/schmiederite.pdf


Named to honor Eduardo Schmitter Villada, Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Schmitterite can be found in only two of possibly three countries: at the type locality in the Moctezuma mine in Sonora, Mexico, at the Shinkolobwe mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and possibly in the Czech Republic. Schmitterite can be found in the oxidized zones of gold-tellurium deposits and uranium deposits. Schmitterite is strongly radioactive.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/schmitterite.pdf


Named after the type locality in the Roter Berg district of the Schneeberg district in Saxony, Germany. This is also the only locality for Schneebergite. It occurs there with nickelschneebergite, scorodite, ferrilotharmeyerite, and others. Schneebergite appears as brown to beige, elongated, tabular crystals, or in aggregates.

Ref. Minerals and their Localities, Bernard, J.H. and Hyršl, J. (2004)

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