Tungsten mineralization in SE Leinster, Ireland

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Authors:Steiger, R.; Bowden, A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Ennex Int., Dublin, Ireland
Tara Mines, Ireland
U. S. Borax, United States
Geol. Surv. Irel., Ireland
Crowe Schaffalitzky and Assoc., 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.211-216. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 12 refs.; illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Tungsten mineralization is associated with a swarm of granite dykes in Lower Palaeozoic country rocks parallel to the SE margin of the Leinster granite. The mineralization, of greisen type, is probably related to late-stage alteration associated with the main granite. Apart from scheelite, there are also arsenopyrite, stannite, cassiterite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite and fluorite, together with traces of silver sulphosalts, gold and bismuth. Assay values for W, Sn, As, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au are given from three drill-holes. [R.E.]
Subjects:Dikes; Economic geology; Granites; Greisenization; Hydrothermal alteration; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Leinster Granite; Metal ores; Metasomatism; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mineralization; Paleozoic; Plutonic rocks; Quartz veins; Scheelite; Spectra; Tungstates; Tungsten ores; Veins; X-ray fluorescence spectra; Caledonides; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe; Hydrothermal processes; Southeastern Ireland
Abstract Numbers:87M/5691
Record ID:1989073834
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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