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Andrewsite

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Name:
After Thomas Andrews (1813-1885), English chemist.
Discredited mineral (Dunn, 1990) - a mixture of Hentschelite and Rockbridgeite, with minor Chalcosiderite.

Originally reported from Wheal Phoenix (Phoenix United Mine; West Phoenix Mine), Linkinhorne, Caradon & Phoenix Area (South-Eastern Bodmin Moor), Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK.

Classification of Andrewsite

Discredited
Explanation of status:
Found to be a mixture.
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Other Names for Andrewsite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Andrewsit
Spanish:Andrewsita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Andrewsite

Reference List:
Maskelyne (1871) Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, London: 24: 99.

Maskelyne (1875) Journal of the Chemical Society, London: 28: 586.

Frondel, C. (1949) American Mineralogist: 34: 534.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 802-803.

Dunn, P.J. (1990) Andrewsite and laubmannite formally discredited. American Mineralogist, 75, 1197-1199.

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Localities for Andrewsite

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(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
France
 
  • Limousin
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Razès
        • Chanteloube
          • Vilatte Quarries (La Vilate)
Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Ireland
 
  • Co. Cork
    • Glandore
Sir Arthur Russell Collection
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Liskeard District
        • Linkinhorne
          • Minions
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 802, 950.; Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 591-594
Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
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