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Zanazziite with Eosphorite

#DC48162

Zanazziite with Eosphorite

#DC48162
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , beryllium , pegmatite mineral

Bottle translucent green, very nicely formed Zanazziite to 1mm in clusters on Albite matrix with long, bladed Eosphorite. The old Don Cooke label identifies this specimen as Mg-Roscherite. I am assuming, based on Mindat photos, that it is Zanazziite. It is an excellent specimen.

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
Don Cooke Collection

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