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Antigorite from
Thorny Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK

Locality type:Cliff
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.
Habit:Bladed, sub-parallel.
Colour:White. Pearly on broken surfaces.
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
Analysis Reference:M0/0894
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
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