The setting, styles of mineralization and mode of origin of the Ballinalack Zn-Pb deposit

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Authors:Jones, G. V.; Brand, S. F.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geol. Consult., Dublin, Ireland
Tara Mines, Ireland
U. S. Borax, United States
Geol. Surv. Irel., Ireland
Prospex Ireland, 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.355-375. Publisher: Ir. Assoc. Econ. Geol., Dublin, Ireland. ISBN: 0-9509894-1-X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 33 refs.; illus. incl. sects., geol. sketch maps
Summary:Sub-economic mineralization, consisting of pyrite, sphalerite, galena and lesser baryte in a calcite gangue, occurs at two levels within Dinantian rocks. The major mineralization occurs as discrete pods within a series of knolls of Waulsortian mudbank limestone, and associated with the Ballinalack fault. In vertical sections the best grades of mineralization always overlie either intra-mound shale units or the base of the mudbank; mineralization occupied space created during early diagenesis of the mudbanks, and was emplaced before final lithification. [R.E.]
Subjects:Carbonate rocks; Carboniferous; Controls; Dinantian; Economic geology; Lead-zinc deposits; Lithostratigraphy; Massive deposits; Metal ores; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mineralization; Paleozoic; Sedimentary rocks; Stratigraphy; Structural geology; Sulfides; Tectonics; Waulsortian facies; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe; Ballinalack Fault
Abstract Numbers:87M/5701
Record ID:1989073844
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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