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Saponite from
The Caerverracks, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK

Classification
Species:Saponite
Formula:Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Formation:Primary
Comments:Fractures in the meta-Olivenite (Serpentinite)associated with faulting as well as within the fault breccia are frequently fuilled with white saponite.
Habit:Massive
Colour:White
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Saponite data
Locality Data:Click here to view The Caerverracks, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Saponite
0.1km (0.1 miles) Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK
6.1km (3.8 miles) Lizard Point, Landewednack, Cornwall, England, UK
6.1km (3.8 miles) Kynance Cove, Landewednack, Cornwall, England, UK
 
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