First occurrences of matildite (AgBiS2) associated with Caledonian intrusives in Scotland

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Authors:Lowry, D.
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University of Saint Andrews, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Mineralogical Magazine
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 57( 4(389)), p.751-755. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. 13 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Matildite occurs intergrown with galena in quartz veins at the NW contact between the Fleet granite and greywackes at Talnotry, approx 5 km NE of Newton Stewart in the Southern Uplands. It is also recorded in quartz veins at the E margin of the Ratagain complex in the Northern Highlands. EPMA results are given for matildites from both localities, together with an unidentified sulphosalt from Ratagain. The Talnotry matildite has the composition Ag0.87Bi1.06S2 whereas that from Ratagain is Ag0.96Pb0.01Bi1.10S2; galena from both localities is relatively rich in silver (Ag 1.26 and 1.77%, respectively). [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Galena; Intrusions; Matildite; Mineral composition; Quartz veins; Sulfides; Sulfobismuthites; Sulfosalts; Veins; Caledonides; Europe; Great Britain; Scotland; Southern Uplands; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Ratagain Complex; Talnotry
Abstract Numbers:94M/2289
Record ID:1996006030
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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