Uranium mineralization in the Irish Caledonides

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Authors:O'Connor, P. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geol. Surv. Irel., Dublin, Ireland
Tara Mines, Ireland
U. S. Borax, United States
Geol. Surv. Irel., 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.157-175. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 88 refs.; illus. incl. 6 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Radio-element-rich plutons (Barnesmore, Galway) are 'permitted', metalliferous intrusions, with secondary autunite and torbernite in fracture zones traversing the most fractionated facies. Uranium mineralization is described from the radio-element-poor 'forceful' plutons of Donegal and Leinster. In the Main Donegal pluton, primary uraninite mineralization occurs within NE-trending biotite pegmatite zones which may represent annealed shear zones. Extensive U-rich peat deposits occur over the Tullow pluton and are spatially related to transverse fracture zones. They are related either to radio-element-rich adamellite or radioactive, fluorapatite-bearing quartz breccias. [R.E.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Actinides; Dates; Economic geology; Geochemistry; Granites; Igneous rocks; Isotopes; Lead; Metal ores; Metals; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mineralization; Plutonic rocks; Processes; Rb/Sr; Uranium; Uranium ores; Caledonides; Europe; Galway Granite; Galway Ireland; Ireland; Western Europe; Barnesmore Pluton; Belshade Fault; Leinster Batholith; Main Donegal Pluton; Ratios; Rosses Pluton
Abstract Numbers:87M/5686
Record ID:1989073829
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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