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Chloroxiphite from
Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Mendip, Somerset, England, UK

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Chloroxiphite
Formula:Pb3CuO2Cl2(OH)2
Habit:Sprays of acicular crystals, occasionally to over 2 cm.
Colour:Dark green
Luminescent properties:None
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Symes, R.F. (1977) Datolite and apophyllite from the Mendips. Mineralogical Magazine: 41 (319): 410-411.;
Turner, R.W. (2006) A mechanism for the formation of the mineralised Mn deposits at Merehead Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England. Mineralogical Magazine: 70 (6): 629-653.;
Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., Turner, R.W., and Rumsey, M.S.(2008) Chloroxiphite Pb3CuO2(OH)2Cl2 structure refinement and description in terms of oxocentered OPb4 tetrahedra. Mineralogical Magazine: 72: 793-798.;
Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society: 13: 3-46.;
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mendipite26 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Mendipite at this locality.
Mereheadite10 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Mereheadite at this locality.
Diaboleite9 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Diaboleite at this locality.
Crednerite9 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Crednerite at this locality.
Paralaurionite9 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Paralaurionite at this locality.
Cerussite4 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Cerussite at this locality.
Calcite4 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Parkinsonite3 photos of Chloroxiphite associated with Parkinsonite at this locality.
Hydrocerussite1 photo of Chloroxiphite associated with Hydrocerussite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chloroxiphite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Mendip, Somerset, England, UK
Photo GalleryView Gallery (5 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Chloroxiphite
3.2km (2.0 miles) Colemans Quarry, Nunney, Mendip, Somerset, England, UK
16.8km (10.4 miles) Higher Pitts Mine, Priddy, Mendip, Somerset, England, UK
36.3km (22.5 miles) Wesley Mine (Didsbury College Mine), Westbury on Trym, Bristol, England, UK
 
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