Specific gravity: 4.3
Colour: Usually black to blackish brown
At the Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco, schneiderhöhnite is associated with löllingite, karibibite, eosphorite, arseniosiderite, scorodite and quartz (HOM).
Schneiderhöhnite has been found in quartz-lined cavities in löllingite as crystals to 1 mm. The most commonly observed formation sequence is quartz → schneiderhöhnite → karibibite → parasymplesite (Minrec 38.5.394).
At the type locality, the Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, schneiderhöhnite is a rare secondary mineral in an oxidation zone in the dolostone-hosted hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit. Associated minerals include zincian stottite, chalcocite, tennantite and leiteite (AM 59.1139, HOM).
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