Scorzalite

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Brazil
0.04 carats
© Brian Kosnar - Mineral Classics

Scorzalite is named after Evaristo Penna Scorza, Brazilian mineralogist.

Scorzalite forms transparent to translucent dark blue, blue-green masses. It forms a series to lazulite, but Scorzalite is darker and less transparent.

Scorzalite is usually cut into cabochons. Faceted stones are rare.



Scorzalite Gemstones by Colour

This table shows the variety of hues this gemstone can be found in. Click on a photo for more information.
 

Scorzalite Gemstones by Size

This table shows distribution of Scorzalite gemstone sizes that are listed on this site. This can give a good indication as to the general availability of this gemstone in different sizes.
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Lightest:0.02 cts
Heaviest:0.04 cts
Average:0.03 cts
Total photos:2
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General Information
Chemical Formula
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
Michael O’Donoghue, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Photos of natural/un-cut material from mindat.org
Physical Properties of Scorzalite
Mohs Hardness5.5 to 6
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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Specific Gravity3.31
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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Cleavage QualityGood,Indistinct
Anthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001)
Optical Properties of Scorzalite
Refractive Index1.639 to 1.680
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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Optical CharacterBiaxial/-
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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Birefringence0.041
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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PleochroismColorless - blue
Anthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001)
DispersionPerceptible
Anthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001)
Colour
Colour (General)Blue-green
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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TransparencyTransparent
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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LustreVitreous
Anthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001)
Crystallography of Scorzalite
Crystal SystemMonoclinic
Ulrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
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HabitMassive
Michael O’Donoghue, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
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Geological Environment
Where found:Scorzalite occurs as a secondary mineral in complex-zoned granite pegmatites.
Michael O’Donoghue, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
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Further Information
Mineral information:Scorzalite information at mindat.org
Significant Gem Localities
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Divino das Laranjeiras
      • Linópolis
Gems, Sixth Edition, Michael O’Donoghue, 2006, p. 448
Rwanda
 
  • Western Province
    • Ngororero District
      • Gatumba
USA
 
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
      • Groton
    • Sullivan Co.
      • Newport
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer District
        • Custer
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
        • Keystone
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