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(Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
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SCORZALITE   Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
Full view of specimen 1305. A 3 cm specimen.

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Full view of specimen 1305. A 3 cm specimen.
Field Collected: Redge Webster
Catalog No.: 1305
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SCORZALITE   Jackson Hill, Stoddard, NH
3 cm zone of massive scorzalite with muscovite mica

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Jackson Hill, Stoddard, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm zone of massive scorzalite with muscovite mica
Field Collected: A Harvard Mineral Museum specimen
Catalog No.: #100715 Labeled as Lazulite
Notes: A Feb., 2011 EDS analysis of a grain from this specimen showed an absence of iron indicating this phosphate species is scorzalite, Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 , not lazulite, (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 . Specimen photo moved to scorzalite gallery.
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SCORZALITE   Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
7 cm specimen with blue, massive, scorzalite.

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm specimen with blue, massive, scorzalite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
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SCORZALITE    Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
2.3 mm scorzalite crystal cluster
Species:           SCORZALITE  
Locality:          Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2.3 mm scorzalite crystal cluster
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken collection specimen
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SCORZALITE    Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.9 mm scorzalite crystal
Species:           SCORZALITE  
Locality:          Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.9 mm scorzalite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken collection specimen
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SCORZALITE   Keyes Mine, Orange, NH
3.7 cm specimen

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Keyes Mine, Orange, NH
Specimen Size: 3.7 cm specimen
Field Collected: Curt G. Segeler
Catalog No.: A 2018 MMNE silent auction specimen.
Notes: [tm] This is the first Keyes Mine scorzalite I have seen.
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SCORZALITE   Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
1.2 mm scorzalite crystal

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:         Charles Davis Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1.2 mm scorzalite crystal
Field Collected: Janet Cares ? (ex. Janet Cares specimen)
Catalog No.: u2296
Notes: A scorzalite crystal on u2296.
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SCORCALITE   Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
5 mm field of view

Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 5 mm field of view
Field Collected: Jim Nizamoff
Catalog No.: A Jim Nizamoff specimen and photo
Notes: Scorzalite crystals are rare at the Palermo Mines. Massive scorzalite is common.
Jim Nizamoff forwarded two analyses from Palermo #2 lazulite-scorzalite series specimens.
[tm] I have neglected tiny bits of Ca, Na, Mn, Ti, F reported in Jim's analyses.
Lazulite:    (Fe0.349,Mg0.629)Al2.019(PO4)2.0(OH)2.0
Scorzalite: (Fe0.732,Mg0.211)Al2.069(PO4)2.0(OH)2.0
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SCORZALITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.6 mm scorzalite crystal
Species:           SCORZALITE
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.6 mm scorzalite crystal
Field Collected: A Bob Wilken specimen & photo
Catalog No.: PALScorzalite01AS
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SCORZALITE ?   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3.2 mm field of view. Very dark blue scorzalite crystal cluster.
Species:           SCORZALITE ?
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 mm field of view. Very dark blue scorzalite crystal cluster.
Field Collected: Bob Whitmore - from a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob.
Catalog No.: u2429
Notes: If not scorzalite, another possibility is cornetite, a copper phosphate. Some mindat.org photos of cornetite are a fair visual fit for these crystals. The host rock sample for these micros had a fair amount of chalcopyrite, a possible source for the copper.
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SCORZALITE ?   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
2.6 mm field of view. Very dark blue scorzalite crystal cluster.
Species:           SCORZALITE ?
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2.6 mm field of view. Very dark blue scorzalite crystal cluster.
Field Collected: Bob Whitmore - from a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob.
Catalog No.: u2430
Notes: These possible scorzalite crystals are more angular than most and very dark blue, appearing almost black in this photo. This small cluster sits in a "well" of massive light-blue scorzalite. The perimeter of the cluster is isolated from the massive scorzalite by thin void zone.