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Carminite from
Brandy Gill Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Carminite
Formula:PbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Comments:Cooper & Stanley (1990): "Vein exposures near the mine, on the east side of Brandy Gill and in the dry tributary valley to the east [NY32403335] have yielded a few fairly rich specimens of carminite as minutes crystals and drusy crusts on quartz with beudantite (D.R. Middleton & M.P. Cooper Collections, det. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST): IR)."

Cooper & Stanley (1991): "occasionally as epimorphs after small mimetite crystals."
Colour:carmine-red
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Infrared Spectroscopy
References
References:Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) Beaverite from the Lake District. Mineralogical Magazine, 31(239), 700-702.;
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1960) Carminite and beudantite from the northern part of the Lake District and from Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, 32(249), 423-432.;
Hartley, J. (1984) A list of minerals associated with the ore deposits of the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Transactions of the Leeds Geological Association, 10, 22-39.;
Young, B. (1987) Glossary of the minerals of the Lake District and adjoining areas. British Geological Survey, Newcastle upon Tyne, 104 pp.;
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.;
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1991) Famous mineral localities: Pyromorphite group minerals from the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 105-121 (referring to Hartley, 1984).
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Carminite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Brandy Gill Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Carminite
0.8km (0.5 miles) Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
1.6km (1.0 miles) Driggith Mine (Driggeth Mine), Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.0km (1.3 miles) Burdell Gill, Coombe Height, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.1km (1.3 miles) Higher Roughton Gill (Balliway Rigg), Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.1km (1.3 miles) Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.1km (1.3 miles) Thief Gills, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.2km (1.4 miles) Old Sandbed Mine (Old Sandbeds Mine), Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.5km (1.6 miles) Deer Hills, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.6km (1.6 miles) Dumpy Stone Level, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
2.7km (1.7 miles) Old Potts Gill Mine, Potts Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
 
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