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Zanazziite with Eosphorite on rose Quartz

#BN45720

Zanazziite with Eosphorite on rose Quartz

#BN45720
Availability
Sold
Size
8.5 x 2 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Green bladed Zanaziite crystal groups to 2mm on rose and colorless Quartz matrix. It is associated with 1-2mm Eosphorite crystals.

Zanazziite

Formula
Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Bladed, Prismatic, Columnar 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
pale olive green, dark olive green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

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