• Andrewsite and Henwoodite
  • Andrewsite and Henwoodite
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Andrewsite and Henwoodite

ID: CC2730

A classic miniature specimen of Andrewsite and Henwoodite from the world famous Wheal Phoenix, Cornwall. The Andrewsite forms very light green scattered and aggregated hemispheres to almost 2mm, in a shallow cavity. The Henwoodite is seen as a deeper green drusy covering towards one side of the cavity, partly covering the earlier generation of Andrewsite. Both minerals have grown on a deep brown Goethite coated Granitic-Quartz matrix. Henwoodite (named after William J. Henwood (1805-1875)) is now a variety of Turquoise. Andrewsite (named after Thomas Andrews (1813-1885)) is a mixture of Hentschelite and Rockbridgeite. A fine miniature example of two classic Wheal Phoenix varieties.

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Dimensions
3.0 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals
Locality
Wheal Phoenix, Linkinhorne, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Andrewsite

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