Geology of the Abbeytown Mine, Co. Sligo, Ireland

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Authors:Hitzman, Murray W.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Chevron Resour. Co., San Francisco, CA, United States
Other:
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.341-353. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English; illus. incl. 2 tables, sects., geol. sketch maps
Summary:Mineralization is hosted in Visean carbonates, and three major mineralizing events are recognized: the first resulted in dolomitization and the precipitation of minor pyrrhotite in two NNE-trending fracture zones. The second produced dedolomitization, and precipitation of pyrite, sphalerite and galena as replacements, veins and internal sediments. Fluid inclusion data indicate T of 88-170°C. The third event gave rise to calcite-pyrite breccias at T of 140-175°C. Textures, temperatures and late timing of mineralization relative to host-rock deposition suggest that the Abbeytown mineralization should be classed as a replacement-style, Mississippi Valley-type deposit. [R.E.]
Subjects:Carbonatization; Carboniferous; Dolomitization; Economic geology; Experimental studies; Fluid inclusions; Geologic thermometry; Hydrothermal alteration; Inclusions; Lead-zinc deposits; Metal ores; Metasomatism; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mississippi valley-type deposits; Paleosalinity; Paleozoic; Paragenesis; Stratabound deposits; Structural controls; Sulfides; Europe; Ireland; Sligo Ireland; Western Europe; Abbeytown Mine; Ballysodare Fault; Hydrothermal processes; Ox Mountain Fault
Abstract Numbers:87M/5700
Record ID:1989073843
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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