Mineralogical and chemical appraisal of Corrycharmaig serpentinite intrusion, Glen Lochay, Perthshire

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Authors:Harrison, D. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Br. Geol. Surv., Mar. Geol. Res. Group, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Transactions - Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section B: Applied Earth Science
Source:Transactions - Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section B: Applied Earth Science, Vol.94, p.B147-B151. Publisher: Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0371-7453
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 7 refs.; illus. incl. 4 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:This serpentinite on the S side of the River Lochay, 5.5 km WNW of Killin, central Scotland, contains small areas of talc- carbonate rock also containing chlorite, tremolite, magnetite and chromite. The talc-carbonate rock is similar to low-grade industrial talcs used for dusting and as a filler; the talc and the carbonates (magnesite and dolomite) contain appreciable iron. The serpentinite forms a resource of magnesium-silicate raw materials of quite uniform composition and may be suitable for use in blast-furnaces as a slag conditioner and flux. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Chemical composition; Chromite ores; Economic geology; Igneous rocks; Industrial minerals; Metaigneous rocks; Metal ores; Metamorphic rocks; Metasomatic rocks; Plutonic rocks; Possibilities; Resources; Serpentinite; Talc deposits; Ultramafics; Utilization; Europe; Great Britain; Perthshire Scotland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Corrycharmaig; Glen Lochay
Coordinates:N565000 N570000 W0041000 W0042500
Abstract Numbers:86M/1630
Record ID:1985085411
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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