System: orthorhombic Hardness:3 Rarity:not common
Strunz id:VII/B.26-80 -
PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES and VANADATES
Named by Otto Pufahl in 1920 for Gustav Bernhard Duft [b. 1859 Clausthal, Germany - 1924?], second General Manager of the Tsumcor Mine (Tsumeb Mine), Namibia (~1906), but Duft was active in Namibia as early as 1892. Guillemin (1956) distinguished two kinds of duftite: "duftite-α" = duftite (space group Pnam) and (Ca-bearing) "duftite-β" = duftite (space group P212121).