Molybdenum concentrations in the western end of the Galway Granite and their structural setting

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Authors:Max, M. D.; Talbot, V.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Naval Res. Lab., Acoustics Div., Washington, DC, United States
Other:
Tara Mines, Ireland
U. S. Borax, United States
Geol. Surv. Irel., Ireland
Dep. Conserv. and Environ., Australia
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.177-186. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 23 refs.; illus. incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:Small molybdenite and molybdenite-chalcopyrite deposits are described from Murvey and Mace Head. Chalcopyrite is widely disseminated in the host-rock but molybdenite has been largely concentrated in fracture zones by hydrothermal activity. Mineralization may be related to movement along major regional structural discontinuities, and to the location of different country rock units. [R.E.]
Subjects:Alkali metals; Caledonian Orogeny; Chalcopyrite; Dalradian; Economic geology; Emplacement; Geochemistry; Iapetus; Intrusions; Isotopes; K-40; Metal ores; Metals; Mineral deposits, genesis; Molybdenite; Molybdenum ores; Paleozoic; Plutons; Potassium; Quartz veins; Radioactive isotopes; Structural controls; Sulfides; Veins; Connemara; Europe; Galway Granite; Galway Ireland; Ireland; Western Europe; Carna Dome; Mace Head; Murvey
Abstract Numbers:87M/5687
Record ID:1989073830
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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