Scholzite is a rare zinc phosphate mineral (CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2O - hydrous calcium zinc phosphate).  It is clearish to whitish and transparent to translucent.  It has a glassy, nonmetallic luster, a whitish streak, and a hardness of about 4 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.


Scholzite - small cluster of white, radiating scholzite needles from Reaphook Hill, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.



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