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

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Saponite
Formula:Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Comments:Powdery greyish-white material from a pod excavated in June 2006 is a mixture of saponite and magnesian calcite. Occurs with purplish quartz.
Habit:powdery
Colour:white
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral Relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society, vol 13, pp 3-46;

Turner R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2007) Merehead Mineralogy - an Update. Russell Soc Newsletter, No 50, pp 17-18 (March 2007)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Saponite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Mendip, Somerset, England, UK
 
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