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Paratacamite from
Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Paratacamite
Formula:Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Comments:Bannister, Hey, and Claringbull (1950): "It is paratacamite, not atacamite that occurs at the famous Cornish locality, Botallack mine, St. Just."
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Bannister, F.A., Hey, M.H., and Claringbull, G.F. (1950) Connellite, buttgenbachite, and tallingite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 29, n° 211, 280-286.
Golley, P. and Williams, R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Aragonite1 photo of Paratacamite associated with Aragonite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Paratacamite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
Localities for Paratacamite in this Region
Wheal Cock, Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
Wheal Hazard, Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Paratacamite
0.2km (0.1 miles) Wheal Hazard, Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
0.2km (0.1 miles) Botallack Cliff, Cliff outcrops, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
0.4km (0.3 miles) West Wheal Owles (Cargodna Mine), Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
0.5km (0.3 miles) Wheal Hen, Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
0.6km (0.4 miles) Wheal Cock, Botallack Mine, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
1.2km (0.8 miles) Levant Mine, Trewellard, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
1.5km (0.9 miles) Wheal Call (Wheal Cole; Wheal Coal), Boswedden Mine (incl. Wheal Praze; Wheal Williams; Yankee Boy Mine), Kenidjack Valley, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
1.6km (1.0 miles) Geevor Mine, Pendeen, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
18.9km (11.8 miles) Penberthy Croft Mine, St Hilary, Cornwall, England, UK
42.5km (26.4 miles) Cligga Mine, Cligga Head, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, UK
 
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