Reichenbachite from Cornwall and Portugal

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Authors:Braithwaite, R. S. W.; Ryback, G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Mancester Institute of Science and Technology, Chemistry Department, Manchester, United Kingdom
42, Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Mineralogical Magazine
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 58( 3(392)), p.449-454. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1994
Note:In English. 22 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables
Summary:Infrared spectroscopy is a rapid method of distinguishing between pseudomalachite and its polymorphs reichenbachite and ludjibaite. This technique, backed by X-ray diffraction has shown that a number of specimens labelled 'pseudomalachite' from Cornwall, in particular from Old Gunnislake mine, are of reichenbachite, thus identified for the first time from the British Isles. Reichenbachite has also been identified with pseudomalachite from Miguel Vacas mine, Vila Viçosa, Evora, Portugal. Identification of pseudomalachite from a number of other localities world-wide has been confirmed, and some specimens have been shown to be arsenatian.
Subjects:Phosphates; Polymorphism; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; Iberian Peninsula; Portugal; Southern Europe; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Copper phosphates; Ludjibaite; Old Gunnislake Mine; Pseudomalachite; Reichenbachite
Abstract Numbers:94M/5174
Record ID:1995007259
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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