Ornamental granite from Ailsa Craig, Scotland

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Authors:Nichol, Douglas
Volume Title:Journal of Gemmology (1986)
Source:Journal of Gemmology (1986), 27(5), p.286-290. Publisher: Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 1355-4565
Publication Date:2001
Note:In English. 4 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table, sketch map
Summary:Fragments of the Ailsa Craig microgranite are being shaped and polished into an extensive range of curling trophies, cuff-links, pendants, etc. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Aegirine; Alkali feldspar; Amphibole group; Arfvedsonite; Chain silicates; Clinoamphibole; Clinopyroxene; Feldspar group; Framework silicates; Geochemistry; Granite deposits; Granites; Igneous rocks; Microgranite; Mineral composition; Ornamental materials; Orthoclase; Phenocrysts; Plutonic rocks; Pyroxene group; Quartz; Silica minerals; Silicates; Europe; Firth of Clyde; Great Britain; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Ailsa Craig
Coordinates:N551000 N552000 W0051000 W0051500
Abstract Numbers:01M/2893
Record ID:2001050652
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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