Thorny Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK
|Comments:||Found as small lenses of roughly parallel, bladed crystals associated with Mountain leather.|
The Antigorite lenses are uncommon at this location.
Lenses to 2-3mm thick and 25mm in length. Crystals are generally aligned along the vein, and sub-parallel with the vein.
|Colour:||White. Pearly on broken surfaces.|
|Confirmation Methods:||Visually Identified|
|References:||Alysson Rowan Collection|
Floyd, P.A., Exley, C.S. & Styles, M.T. (1993) Igneous Rocks of South-west England, Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 5, Chapman and Hall, London.
Power, M.R., Shail, R.K., Alexander, A.C., and Scott, P.W. (1997): Alteration and vein mineralisation within the Lizard complex, south Cornwall: constraints on the timing of serpentinisation. Proceedings of the Ussher Society 9, 188-194.
|Mineral Data:||Click here to view Antigorite data|
|Locality Data:||Click here to view Thorny Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK|
|Nearest other occurrences of Antigorite|
|5.7km (3.6 miles)||ⓘCountybridge Quarry, Goonhilly Downs, Mawgan-in-Meneage, Cornwall, England, UK|
|71.2km (44.2 miles)||ⓘClicker Tor Quarry, Lower Clicker, Menheniot, Cornwall, England, UK|