Coffinite in Cornwall

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COFFINITE, U(SiO4)1−x (OH)4x, a rare mineral previously reported only from the Colorado Plateau, United States1, and the Buller Gorge area of South Island, New Zealand2, has been identified in ore samples from Boskrow United Mine, Ponsanooth, Cornwall.

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    Stieff, L. R., Stern, T. W., and Sherwood, A. M., Amer. Min., 41, 675 (1956).

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    Reed, J. J., and Claridge, G. G., Nature, 179, 546 (1957).

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TAYLOR, K., HARRISON, R. Coffinite in Cornwall. Nature 181, 363 (1958) doi:10.1038/181363a0

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