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Wavellite from
Laharran Quarry, Minane Bridge, Tracton, Co. Cork, Ireland

Locality type:Quarry
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:Spheres of wavellite are extremely rare but can be very fine when they do occur. Rosettes on fracture surfaces are common, but confined to one narrow horizon.
Habit:Radiating crystals and perfect spheres up to 1.6cm
Colour:White, blue/green, pink
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Green et al, (2007) Wavellite: its discovery and occurrences in the British Isles. UKJMM, 28, 11-30
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz1 photo of Wavellite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Laharran Quarry, Minane Bridge, Tracton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
0.5km (0.3 miles) A Spring Hill, Tracton, Co. Cork, Ireland
12.1km (7.5 miles) B Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
80.8km (50.2 miles) C Clonmel, Co. Waterford, Ireland
95.3km (59.2 miles) D Cahermoyle, Ardagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland
96.4km (59.9 miles) E Lisgordan, Ardagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland
98.4km (61.1 miles) F Grouse Lodge Quarry, Ardagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland
102.4km (63.6 miles) G Fort Lismeenagh (Ballycormick), Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland
121.6km (75.5 miles) H Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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