Australian Museum Journal Mineralogical notes. No. III. Axinite, petterdite, crocoite, and datolite

Shortform:
Anderson, 1906, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(3): 133–144
Author(s):
Anderson, C.
Year published:
1906
Title:
Mineralogical notes. No. III. Axinite, petterdite, crocoite, and datolite
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Start page:
133
End page:
144
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1906.998
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxix–xxxiii
Date published:
19 June 1906
Cover date:
19 June 1906
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
998
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (1493kb PDF)

Abstract

Axinite was first found at this locality by Mr. D. A. Porter, to whom I am indebted for notes as to its mode of occurrence. The exact location is about a quarter of a mile from the footbridge over the Peel River, where the mineral is found associated with green epidote in sedimentary rocks much altered by intrusive diorite; it occurs sometimes in crystalline veins, but the best specimens are obtained in cavities, where the crystals have grown freely, accompanied by small well-formed quartz prisms. Good crystals are rare and minute; larger, more imperfect ones can be found measuring up to 15 mm. The colour is brownish with a violet tinge on a fresh fracture.

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