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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Anderson, 1906, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(3): 133–144
Author
C. Anderson
Year
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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