Bismuth sulphosalts within quartz veining hosted by the Loch Shin monzogranite, Scotland

D. Lowry, W. E. Stephens, D. A. Herd, C. J. Stanley

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    Abstract

    The Loch Shin monzogranite is host to quartz veins bearing the sulphosalts aikinite, hammarite, lindstromite, krupkaite, gladite and pekoite, which belong to the aikinite-bismuthinite series, and represents the first significant occurrence of this series in the UK. Inclusions of the sulphotelluride tetradymite occur in krupkaite-gladite. Berryite is present as inclusions in chalcopyrite. Electron microprobe analyses reveal a range of compositions in individual crystal masses from hammarite to krupkaite in one sample, and from krupkaite to gladite in a second. Compositions between friedrichite and hammarite and gladite and pekoite are notably absent. -Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-47
    Number of pages9
    JournalMineralogical Magazine
    Volume58
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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