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Zanazziite

Phosphate mineral

Zanazziite is a complex hydrated phosphate mineral from the roscherite beryllium Zanazziite arises as barrel-shaped crystals and can reach up to 4 mm. It grows alongside quartz minerals. It is found in the crevices of Lavra da Ilha pegmatite , near Taquaral, in northeastern Minas Gerais, Brazil Zanazziite is named after Pier F. Zanazzi. Zanazziite has an ideal chemical formula of Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.606
1.61
1.62

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic