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Descloizite

#RS58738

Descloizite

#RS58738
Availability
Available
Price
$65.00
Size
5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbZnVO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Berg Aukus, Grootfontein dist., Namibia
Tagged
vanadium

It looks black, but in transmitted light are actually a deep yellow. The crystals are approximately 3mm in 8-9mm groups. These are unique "curled" crystals.

Descloizite

Formula
PbZnVO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Plumose, Tabular, Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
dark brownish black, dark reddish brown, orange red, reddish brown, black 
Streak
light brownish green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
RC Stamberg Collection

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