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A LIST OF MINERALS FOUND AT ALDERLEY EDGE

COPPER
Native copper Cu Chalcocite Cu2S
Chalcopyrite CuFeS2 Bornite Cu5FeS4
Cuprite Cu2O Djurleite Cu31S16
Malachite CuCO3 .Cu(OH)2 Chrysocolla (Cu,Al)2(SiO3)2.3H2O
Azurite 2CuCO3.Cu(OH)2 Spionkopite Cu39S28
Covellite CuS Tetrahedrite (Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13
Brochantite CuSO4.3Cu(OH)2 Langite 3CuSO4.Cu(OH)2.4H2O

 

IRON
Pyrite FeS2 Jarosite KFe+33(SO4)2(OH)6
Pisanite (Fe,Cu)SO4.7H2O Goethite FeO(OH)
Limonite Fe,OH mixture    

 

ZINC MOLYBDENUM
Sphalerite ZnS Wulfenite Pb(MoO4,WO4)

 

BARIUM
Barite BaSO4 Witherite BaCO3

 

LEAD
Galena PbS Cerussite PbCO3
Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4,AsO4)3Cl Anglesite PbSO4
Beaverite Pb(Cu+2,Fe+3,Al)3(SO4)2(OH)6 Linarite PbCuSO4(OH)2

 

MANGANESE COBALT
Wad MnO2 + other metals Asbolite (Asbolane)=Mn wad containing over 20% cobalt

 

NICKEL VANADIUM
Bravoite (Fe,Ni)S2 Mottramite Pb(Cu)(VO4,AsO4)(OH)2

 

CALCIUM
Gypsum CaSO4.2H2O Calcite CaCO3

Note 1: This table excludes rare finds

Note 2: The author apologises for any lack of sub- or super-scripting which may not supported by all browsers!

Note 3: Source: Based on Braithwaite R.S.W., Jour. Russell Soc. 5 (2), pp 91-102 (1994)


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