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Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland, UKi
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Glen CoeValley
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 40' 8'' North , 5° 1' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NN169562
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Argyllshire


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Associated with withamite, fills larger vugs.
Colour: white to translucent
Reference: Hutton, C. Osborne, "On the Nature of Withamite from Glen Coe, Scotland", Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 25, no. 162, p 119, DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1938.025.162.02, 1938.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Epidote var: Withamite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Habit: Occurs as single grain foten with subidiomorphic to idiomorphic outlines or, more frequently, as a mass of radiating fibres diverging from one or more centres (Hutton, 1938).
Colour: pink
Reference: C. Hintze: "Handbuch der Mineralogie", Vol. 2 (1897) Hutton, C. Osborne, "On the Nature of Withamite from Glen Coe, Scotland", Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 25, no. 162, p 119 - 125, DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1938.025.162.02, 1938.Zealand, pp 119-125, 1938, online: http://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_25/25-162-119.pdf Evans, I.O. (1973) Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 128 pages (page 96).
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Description: The tremolite occurs as white bladed sprays in amongst the pink epidote ('withamite'). XRD at NMS.
Reference: M.Wirth collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
var: Withamite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Epidote
var: Withamite
-{Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Epidote (var: Withamite){Ca2}{Al2(Fe3+,Mn)}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Coe
Wikidata ID:Q92671

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