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Specularite from
Ballycummisk Mine, Audley Mines, Ballydehob, Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Hematite var: Specularite
Formula:Fe2O3
Comments:Usually found as micro rosettes on quartz crystals, often times in the presence of tetrahedrite.
Larger masses of bladed/rosette crystals are nearly always very badly oxidised.
Habit:Bladed crystals in ball form
Colour:Black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Barry Flannery (Personal Collection)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tetrahedrite4 photos of Specularite associated with Tetrahedrite at this locality.
Quartz4 photos of Specularite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Chlorite Group3 photos of Specularite associated with Chlorite Group at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Specularite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ballycummisk Mine, Audley Mines, Ballydehob, Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland
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