Skorpionite

skorpionite

tarbuttite

hydrozincite

gypsum

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Formula: Ca3Zn2(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2.H2O
Compound phosphate
Specific gravity: 3.15
Hardness: 3½
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Localities

At the type locality, the Skorpion mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibia, skorpionite has been found as a secondary mineral in an oxidised non-sulphide zinc deposit, formed by weathering of sediment-hosted and volcanic-hosted disseminated sulphide minerals. Associated minerals include tarbuttite, hydrozincite and gypsum (HOM, R&M 93.6.562-564).

Skorpionite has also been found at the Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

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