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Scholzite and/or Parascholzite

#BN54995

Scholzite and/or Parascholzite

#BN54995
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
7 x 6 x 7 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

A very rich specimen loaded with 1-2mm bladed and prismatic crystals of Scholzite (stubby prismatic with nearly square cross-sections) and Parascholzite (long, prismatic, more bladed). These descriptions are very generalized, but are based on photos from two books: "Hagendorf" by J. Kastning and J. Schluter and "Palermo" by Whitmore and Lawrence.  The descriptions on Mindat more or less follow these descriptions. At the Tip Top mine, Parascholzite crystals are also long and bladed. Having said that, the specimen should be analyzed (XRD) to determine which is which.

Scholzite

Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Parting, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, gray white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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On Dakota Matrix
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On Dakota Matrix
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