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Kolbeckite

Phosphate mineral

Kolbeckite (scandium dihydrate ) is a mineral with formula: ScPO4·2H2O. It was discovered originally at Schmiedeberg, Saxony in 1926 and is named after Friedrich L. W. Kolbeck , a German mineralogist. Kolbeckite is usually found as small clusters of crystals associated with other phosphate minerals.

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic