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Scorzalite

#PD39958

Scorzalite

#PD39958
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States
Tagged
phosphate

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.

Scorzalite

Formula
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
dark blue, greenish blue 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
5.5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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