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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2013 05:08    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  



Yet another county where I used to live - but in those days I was very young and collected fosils! We lived very close to Dulcote Quarry too. We can expect some rare minerals and some interesting secondary minerals



Hydrocerussite Merehead reduced 2.jpg
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Hydrocerussite
Torr Works Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
28x30 mm

Stubby hydrocerussite crystal from Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry)
Photo & Specimen kindly supplied by Ian Jones. Thanks Ian!
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2013 12:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  

A trio of rarities to set the Merehead ball rolling, all collected in the early 1980s.


Chloroxiphite merehead 1.jpg
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Chloroxiphite
Torr Works Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
25mm blade of green chloroxiphite in orange mereheadite with pale pink mendipite
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Diaboleite Merehead 1.jpg
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Blades of olive-green chloroxiphite covering a 17x20mm area, with 1-2mm blebs of sky-blue diaboleite and pink mendipite.
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Paralaurionite Merehead 1.jpg
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Yellow paralaurionite 25x15mm
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2013 17:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  

Small twinned calcite.


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Calcite twin.
Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK.
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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2013 10:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  

Cannington Park Quarry, a now disused limestone quarry, used to produce some interesting specimens, particularly acicular malachite.

These are typical acicular malachite crystals partly coated with azurite, the latter also part-coating dolomite crystals.



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Cannington Park Quarry, Cannington, Somerset, England, UK
10x8mm area of curved, acicular malachite
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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2014 16:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  

A Merehead calcite - globular aggregates to 8mm formed of minute manganoan calcite crystals.


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Torr Works Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2014 10:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Somerset  

Another Merehead calcite in the form of modified rhombs


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Calcite
Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK
Crystals ~ 6 mm on edge in a cavity in Mn-oxides. FOV ~ 45 mm across.
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