Descloizite

Descloizite


Composition: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Colours: Brown, brownish-red, orange-red, brownish-black
Lustre : Sub-vitreous, resinous, waxy, greasy
Hardness : 3.0-3.5
Specific Gravity : 6.2
References: Strunz et al. (1958a)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

On 28 Level, in the late 1980s, (Rob Bowell, personal communication to M.Southwood, 2014)