IMPORTANT MESSAGE. We need your support now to keep running. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Wavellite from
Downrow Quarry, Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, England, UK

Locality type:Quarry
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:Small clusters of generally dark hemispheres lining a cavity formerly filled with phosphatic clay. Other minerals peresent in this specimen are manganese oxides, cacoxenite and other unidentified (phosphate) minerals.

The specimen was removed in the process of extracting cacoxenite plates from the quarry wall.
Habit:Radial hemispheres, botryoidal
Colour:bottle green to black
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Extremely Rare
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
Analysis Reference:F2017-12-CH(DQ)
References:Alysson Rowan Collection
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Downrow Quarry, Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
6.9km (4.3 miles) A High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, England, UK
57.5km (35.7 miles) B Pwll Du Head, Bishopston, Swansea, Wales, UK
60.1km (37.4 miles) C Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake, Calstock, Cornwall, England, UK
63.6km (39.5 miles) D Cilifor Top (Hill), Llanrhidian, Swansea, Wales, UK
90.9km (56.5 miles) E Old Beam Mine (Great Beam Mine), Bugle, Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, UK
92.4km (57.4 miles) F Castle-an-Dinas Mine, Castle-an-Dinas, St Columb Major, Cornwall, England, UK
92.4km (57.4 miles) G Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, Stenalees, Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, UK
92.5km (57.5 miles) H Gunheath China Clay Pit, Stenalees, Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, UK
96.6km (60.0 miles) I Stenna Gwyn Mine (Stennagwyn Mine), Foxhole, St Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England, UK
97.3km (60.5 miles) J Wheal Remfry (Wheal Remfrey) China Clay Pit, Fraddon, St Enoder, Cornwall, England, UK
99.5km (61.8 miles) K Wheal Chance (Wheal Carnath), Pothole, St Mewan, Cornwall, England, UK
Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: November 14, 2018 11:11:37
Go to top of page