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Schaurteite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm
Description

Filigrane silky white schaurteite from the famous Tsumeb mine in chalcocite matrix. Rare mineral. 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Schaurteite

Formula: 
Ca3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
Strunz: 
7.DF.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
White
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia