The Lisglassan-Tullybuck Deposit, County Monaghan; Sb-As-Au vein mineralization in lower Palaeozoic greywackes

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Authors:Morris, John H.; Steed, Geoffrey M.; Wilbur, David G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geol. Surv. Irel., Dublin, Ireland
Tara Mines, Ireland
U. S. Borax, United States
Geol. Surv. Irel., Ireland
Univ. Coll. Cardiff, United Kingdom
Munster Base Metals, Ireland
Volume Title:Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland
Volume Authors:Andrew, Colin J., editor; Crowe, R. W. A.; Finlay, S.; Pennell, W. M.; Pyne, J. F.
Source:Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland, edited by Colin J. Andrew, R. W. A. Crowe, S. Finlay, W. M. Pennell and J. F. Pyne, p.103-120. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. With discussion. 28 refs.; illus. incl. 4 tables, sect., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The deposit consists of several NNW-trending lode zones post-dating regional Caledonian metamorphism, and congruent with a late series of faults. Mineralization occurred in two stages: arsenopyrite + pyrite within the zones and disseminated in adjacent wall-rocks, and a later, localized stibnite episode. The gold occurs mainly within the arsenopyrite, less commonly in pyrite, and occasionally as minute native grains. This is reflected in a positive correlation between As and Au. As in Scotland, the mineralization is hosted by greywackes of andesitic composition, suggesting the possibility that the greywackes themselves are the source of the metals. [R.E.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Arsenic ores; Clastic rocks; Dates; Economic geology; Gold ores; Graywacke; K/Ar; Lead ores; Lower Paleozoic; Metal ores; Metals; Metasomatism; Mineral deposits, genesis; Paleozoic; Polymetallic ores; Precious metals; Processes; Sedimentary rocks; Tin ores; Veins; Wall-rock alteration; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe; Lisglassan-Tullybuck Deposit; Monaghan
Abstract Numbers:87M/5684
Record ID:1989073827
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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