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Phosgenite from
Penberthy Croft Mine, St Hilary, Cornwall, England, UK

Locality type:Mine
Comments:Kingsbury (1957): "small but well-defined prismatic crystals of phosgenite, associated with anglesite, on decomposed galena. The crystals of phosgenite are pale wine-yellow in colour, and of long prismatic habit, the larger of the two being about 8mm long and 2mm thick: both show well-developed terminal faces of c(001) and several small faces in the pyramid and prism zones, but the latter are in general very striated, with many small vicinal faces, and owing to the positions of the crystals in the cavity it is difficult to make out what most of the faces are."
Confirmation Methods:XRD
Analysis Reference:NHM London XRD
References:Kingsbury, A.W.G. (1957) New occurrences of phosgenite. Mineralogical Magazine, 31(237), 500-501.

Golley, P., Williams, R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications, Truro, Cornwall.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Leadhillite1 photo of Phosgenite associated with Leadhillite at this locality.
Laurionite1 photo of Phosgenite associated with Laurionite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Phosgenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Penberthy Croft Mine, St Hilary, Cornwall, England, UK
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11.5km (7.1 miles) Wheal Rose (Wheal Lomax), Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK
21.3km (13.2 miles) Wheal Anna Maria (Budock Vean Mine; Pedenpoll Mine), Mawnan, Cornwall, England, UK
24.5km (15.3 miles) Newporth Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK
32.6km (20.3 miles) Gravel Hill Mine (Cliff Iron Mine; Penhale Iron Mine), Perran Iron Lode (Great Perran Iron Lode), Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, UK
33.5km (20.8 miles) Wheal Golden (Wheal Golding; Golden Consols), Penhale Point, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, UK
37.2km (23.1 miles) The Gannel Smelter slag locality, Crantock, Cornwall, England, UK
39.5km (24.6 miles) Tolcarne Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, England, UK
56.1km (34.8 miles) Cuddrabridge Mine (Guddrabridge Mine; Padstow Consols; Trevone Consols; Wheal Galway), Gunver Head, Padstow, Cornwall, England, UK
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