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Curraghinalt Burn, near GortinTyrone
Curraghinalt Burn, near Gortin, Co.Tyrone, June 1997.
Summary Full report
Site Type: Stream section
Site Status: PASSI
District:
Grid Reference: X25713865
Rocks
Rock Age: Carboniferous, Precambrian
Rock Type: Psammite
Interest
Minerals: Gold, Pyrite, Quartz
Other interest: hydrothermal vein, No Data

Summary of site:

This is the site of an important gold find made in 1983. The gold occurs associated with pyrite (iron sulphide) and lesser quantities of other minerals in a series of quartz veins in the Mullaghcarn Formation (part of the Southern Highland Group of ancient Dalradian rocks). The mineralization, by high temperature fluids, happened in a phase of mountain building called the Variscan Orogeny during the Carboniferous period, around 320 million years ago.


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