Kolbeckite

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Kolbeckite
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Light-green spherical aggregates of microcrystals of Kolbeckite, to just over 1mm in size. Locality: Schlarbaum quarry, Klause, Bad Gleichenberg, Styria, Austria. Size: 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.3 cm.
General
Category Phosphate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
ScPO4·2H2O
Strunz classification 08.CD.05

Kolbeckite (scandium phosphate dihydrate) is a mineral with formula: ScPO4·2H2O. It was discovered originally at Schmiedeberg, Saxony, Germany 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.

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