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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 40' 21'' North , 3° 15' 34'' West
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Barite is found in calcite nodules in boulders resulting from cliff falls.
Previously though to be celestine from 19th century reports, investigations, including contemporary accounts and museum specimens said to be celestine, have shown most of the so-called celestine came from the area around Peak Hill and to be barite.
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Detailed Mineral List:
Habit: Tabular with large c (0.0.1) faces
Colour: Honey brown, colourless, pale blue
Fluorescence: Yellow fluorescent under short and long wave also phosphorescent
Description: Visual identification and XRD analysis used.
Reference: UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 2003 No23 p27-35
Colour: White like quartz.
Reference: Martin Allen collection
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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Corrie, K., and Green, D. (2003): The Barite and Supposed Celestine from the Triassic Mudstone of Sidmouth, Devon. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 23.
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