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Scorzalite

Phosphate mineral

Scorzalite ((Fe2+,Mg)Al2(OH,PO4)2) is a dark blue phosphate mineral, and aluminium. Scorzalite forms one endmember of a solid solution series with the lighter, more magnesium-rich lazulite.

Scorzalite crystallizes in the monoclinic system in a dipyramidal form. It has a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6 and a specific gravity of 3.4. It is infusible and insoluble in water, and only slightly soluble in warm hydrochloric acid.

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.626
1.654
1.663

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic