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Glebe House, Rathmullan, MinerstownDown
Glebe House, Rathmullan, Minerstown, Co.Down, June 1997.
Summary Full report
Site Type: Spoil, Spoil heaps
Site Status: PASSI
District:
Grid Reference: X34753375
Rocks
Rock Type: Shale, Siltstone
Interest
Minerals: Barytes, Dolomite, Galena
Other interest: hydrothermal vein, No Data

Summary of site:

The spoil heaps at Glebe House are clear evidence of the mine, long abandoned, which appears to have worked a vein and fault crush zone containing a matrix of barite (barium sulphate) with small amounts of lead ore (galena). The host rock in which the veins occur is part of the Hawick Group of the Silurian period.


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