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Rashleighite

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Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
A variety of Turquoise

Turquoise Group. A ferrian Turquoise variety, intermediate on the Chalcosiderite-Turquoise Series.

Originally reported from Bunny Mine (Bonny Mine; St Austell Hills Mine; Shelton Mine), Bugle, Hensbarrow Downs, Luxulyan Area (Luxulian Area), St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK and Castle-an-Dinas Mine, St Columb Major, Belowda Area, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK.

Classification of Rashleighite

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Chemical Properties of Rashleighite

Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Rashleighite

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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 Rashleighite

Reference List:
Fairbanks (1942) The Mineralogist, Portland, Oregon: 10: 44 (as ferri-turquois).

Russell (1948) Mineralogical Magazine: 28: 353.

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.: 947.

Internet Links for Rashleighite

Specimens:
The following Rashleighite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Rashleighite

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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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Kennedy Co.
      • Northparkes Mine (Goonumbla Mine; Endeavour Mine)
Uwe Kolitsch XRD analyses (to be published)
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Wetzlar
      • Weilburg
        • Essershausen
P Kohorst collection
Portugal
 
  • Évora District
    • Vila Viçosa
      • Conceição
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 951.
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.
      • St Austell District
        • St Columb Major
          • Castle-an-Dinas
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
        • Treverbyn
          • Stenalees
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
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