Variscite and metavariscite from Gunheath china clay pit, St. Austell, Cornwall

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Authors:Elton, N. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Tregears, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Mineralogical Magazine
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 60(4), p.671-672. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1996
Note:In English. 4 refs.
Summary:At Gunheath Pit, variscite and metavariscite typically occur on a matrix of granite pegmatite or coarse quartz-tourmaline vein material. Variscite with an unusually equant habit is recorded, which is found to be of 'Lucin-type' [A.M. 57-36]. A cryptocrystalline crust of nearly pure metavariscite has a 5.189, b 9.52, c 8.465 Å, β 90.5°. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Crystal structure; Phosphates; Variscite; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Gunheath Pit; Metavariscite; Saint Austell England
Abstract Numbers:96M/4921
Record ID:1996073292
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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