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Mill of Johnston, Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UKi
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Mill of Johnston- not defined -
Insch- not defined -
AberdeenshireCouncil Area

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
57° 18' 32'' North , 2° 42' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Insch2,320 (2017)6.8km
Alford2,290 (2017)8.5km
Bridgend740 (2006)12.0km
Huntly4,720 (2017)16.1km
Kemnay3,830 (2017)17.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:

The oxalate glushinskite occurs at the lichen/rock interface on serpentinite colonized by Lecanora atra at Mill of Johnston, near Insch (a town located approximately 28 miles from the city of Aberdeen) in Kincardineshire. It is found in a creamy white layer intermingled with the hyphae of the lichen fungus. It consists of crystals mainly 2 to 5 µm in size showing a distorted pyramidal form, often with curved and striated faces.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
British IslesGroup of Islands

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Reference: Wilson, M.J., Jones, D., Russell, J.D. (1980) Glushinskite, a naturally occurring magnesium oxalate. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 43, n° 331, p. 837-840.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Glushinskite10.AB.10Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Glushinskite50.1.3.2Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
C GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
O GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Mg GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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251.902 - 541 Ma

ID: 3191900
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Devonian - Ordovician
393.3 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 3152087
Caledonian gabbro

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Gabbro

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Silurian - Ordovician
419.2 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 2027661
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Ordovician To Silurian

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic igneous-rock

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

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Wilson, M.J., Jones, D., Russell, J.D. (1980) Glushinskite, a naturally occurring magnesium oxalate. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 43, n° 331, p. 837-840.
Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.

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