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A LIST OF MINERALS FOUND AT ALDERLEY EDGE

COPPER
Native copperCuChalcociteCu2S
ChalcopyriteCuFeS2BorniteCu5FeS4
CupriteCu2ODjurleiteCu31S16
MalachiteCuCO3.Cu(OH)2Chrysocolla(Cu,Al)2(SiO3)2.3H2O
Azurite2CuCO3.Cu(OH)2SpionkopiteCu39S28
CovelliteCuSTetrahedrite(Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13
BrochantiteCuSO4.3Cu(OH)2Langite3CuSO4.Cu(OH)2.4H2O

 

IRON
PyriteFeS2JarositeKFe+33(SO4)2(OH)6
Pisanite(Fe,Cu)SO4.7H2OGoethiteFeO(OH)
LimoniteFe,OH mixture  

 

ZINC MOLYBDENUM
SphaleriteZnSWulfenitePb(MoO4,WO4)

 

BARIUM
BariteBaSO4WitheriteBaCO3

 

LEAD
GalenaPbSCerussitePbCO3
PyromorphitePb5(PO4,AsO4)3ClAnglesitePbSO4
BeaveritePb(Cu+2,Fe+3,Al)3(SO4)2(OH)6LinaritePbCuSO4(OH)2

 

MANGANESE COBALT
WadMnO2 + other metalsAsbolite(Asbolane)=Mn wad containing over 20% cobalt
NICKELVANADIUM
Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2MottramitePb(Cu)(VO4,AsO4)(OH)2

 

CALCIUM
GypsumCaSO4.2H2OCalciteCaCO3

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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