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Rashleighite

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About RashleighiteHide

Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
A variety of Turquoise

Turquoise Group. A ferrian Turquoise variety, intermediate on the Chalcosiderite-Turquoise Series.

Originally reported from Bunny Mine (Bonny Mine; St Austell Hills Mine; Shelton Mine), Bugle, Hensbarrow Downs, Luxulyan Area (Luxulian Area), St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK and Castle-an-Dinas Mine, St Columb Major, Belowda Area, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK.


Chemical Properties of RashleighiteHide

Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O

Synonyms of RashleighiteHide

Other Language Names for RashleighiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Libethenite7 photos of Rashleighite associated with Libethenite on mindat.org.
Quartz7 photos of Rashleighite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Opal5 photos of Rashleighite associated with Opal on mindat.org.
Wavellite5 photos of Rashleighite associated with Wavellite on mindat.org.
Cacoxenite3 photos of Rashleighite associated with Cacoxenite on mindat.org.
Turquoise2 photos of Rashleighite associated with Turquoise on mindat.org.
Limonite1 photo of Rashleighite associated with Limonite on mindat.org.
Zapatalite1 photo of Rashleighite associated with Zapatalite on mindat.org.
Goethite1 photo of Rashleighite associated with Goethite on mindat.org.
Pseudomalachite1 photo of Rashleighite associated with Pseudomalachite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for RashleighiteHide

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Fairbanks (1942) The Mineralogist, Portland, Oregon: 10: 44 (as ferri-turquois).
Russell (1948) Mineralogical Magazine: 28: 353.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 947.

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Localities for RashleighiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Kennedy Co.
      • Goonumbla
Uwe Kolitsch XRD analyses (to be published)
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Wetzlar
      • Weilburg
        • Essershausen
P Kohorst collection
Portugal
 
  • Évora District
    • Vila Viçosa
      • Conceição
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Linkinhorne
        • Minions
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 951.
Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 591-594
Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
      • St Columb Major
        • Castle-an-Dinas
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
      • Treverbyn
        • Stenalees
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
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