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Altinure Burn, near ParkLondonderry
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Stream section
Site Status: PASSI
District:
Grid Reference: X25984021
Rocks
Rock Age: Precambrian (Dalradian)
Rock Name: Dungiven Formation
Rock Type: Limestone, Marble
Interest
Minerals: Galena, Pyrite, Sphalerite
Other interest: stratiform mineralization, No Data

Summary of site:

A small mineral vein is aligned with the local structures of the ancient Dalradian limestones of this locality. It contains sphalerite (a zinc ore), galena (a lead ore) and pyrite, perhaps better known as fool’s gold (an iron sulphide mineral).


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