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Phosphophyllite Scholzite & Vivianite

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Phosphophyllite Scholzite & Vivianite

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Description
Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite, Bavaria, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 1.23 × 7.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
1 200.00gr
Description

A good and old specimen from the famous Hagendorf pegmatite in Bavaria.

Some light-bluegreen crystals of the rare phosphate phosphophyllite are sitting next to some platty and white scholzite. There also some big areas of intense blue vivianite on the specimen.

Pieces of this size are rather rare nowdays.
 

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What's on the rock

Phosphophyllite

Formula: 
Zn2Fe(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CA.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Prismatic crystals, often twinned
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf North Pegmatite (Meixner Feldspar Pit), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Scholzite

Formula: 
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CA.45
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic Prismatic or platy crystals
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Mine; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Vivianite

Formula: 
Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Kind (Wheal Kine), West Wheal Kitty group, St Agnes, St Agnes District, Cornwall, England, UK

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