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Where we can find zeolites on Isle of Skye?

Last Updated: 3rd Aug 2008

Isle of Skye is one of most popular places in Scotland. It's not only great views but also very interesting place coz of mineralogy. Of course the reason why I am writing about Isle of Skye is zeolites. There is plenty of them! Here I am publishing map and list with all localization that I have found on internet (most on mindat of course). I am publishing some pictures of samples - for now other collectors.


Where we can find zeolites on Isle of Skye?


1. Oisgill Bay, Dunvegan, Duirinish - 57°26'43"N , 6°46'34"W – ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, COWLESITE, LEVYNE, OFFRETITE, PHILLIPSITE, THOMSONITE


CHABAZITE


2. Moonen Bay, Dunvegan, Duirinish - 57°25'7"N , 6°44'39"W – ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, COWLESIT, ERIONITE, HEULANDITE, LAUMONTITE, LEVYNE, MESOLITE, PHILLIPSITE, STELLERITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE


ANALCIME, LAUMONTITE


3. Ollisdal Geo, Dunvegan, Duirinish - 57°21'10"N , 6°38'51"W – ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, LEVYNE, MESOLITE, PHILLIPSITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE


STILBITE, CHABAZITE, apophyllite


4. Talisker Bay, Talisker, Carbost, Minginish - 57°16'57"N , 6°27'21"W – ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, EPISTILBITE, LAUMONTITE, MESOLITE, NATROLITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE


ANALCIME, MESOLITE, THOMSONITE


5. Sgurr nam Fiadh, Carbost, Minginish - 57°15'1"N , 6°25'38"W – CHABAZITE, MESOLITE, STILBITE THOMSONITE

6. Sgurr Nam Boc, Glen Brittle, Minginish - 57°15'1"N , 6°25'38"W - CHABAZITE, MESOLITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE

13. Eas a Bradain, Luib- 57°15'48"N , 6°5'24"W – CHABAZITE, HEULANDITE, STILBITE


CHABAZITE


14. Glamaig, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, North West Highlands (Inverness-shire), Scotland, UK - 57°17'44"N , 6°7'37"W - STILBITE

15. Sligachan quarry, Sligachan – 57°17'47"N , 6°9'19"W - EPISTILBITE, LAUMONTITE, MESOLITE


EPISTILBITE


16. Portree Quarry (CoOp Quarry), Portree, Trotternish, - 57°26'13"N , 6°13'28"W – ANALCIME, MESOLITE

17. Dunvegan, Duirinish - 57°26'24"N , 6°33'18"W – ANALCYM, CHABAZYT, COWLESITE, ERRIONITE, GARRIONITE, HEULANDITE, LAUMONTITE, LEVYNE, MESOLITE, OFFRETITE, PHILLIPSYT, STELLERITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE

18. A850 road cut, Black Hill, Edinbain, Waternish- 57°28'20"N , 6°27'14"W – CHABAZITE, ERIONITE, HEULANDITE, STELLERITE, STILBITE


ERIONITE



HEULANDITE


19. Kingsburgh Quarry, Kingsburgh, Loch Snizort, Trotternish - 57°30'48"N , 6°20'7"W - ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, COWLESITE, MESOLITE, THOMSONITE


MESOLITE


20. Cuithur, Lealt, Staffin, Trotternish- 57°32'51"N , 6°13'56"W - ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, LEVYNE, PHILLIPSITE


LEVYNE


22. Quiraing, Staffin, Trotternish- 57°38'20"N , 6°16'11"W - ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, ERIONITE, HEULANDITE, LAUMONTITE, LEVYNE, OFFRETITE, PHILLIPSITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE


LAUMONTITE


23. Flodigarry Quarry, Flodigarry, Staffin, Trotternish - 57°39'52"N , 6°15'22"W – ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, LAUMONTITE, OFFRETITE, STILBITE


Others (not on map):
Marsco, Sligachan-LAUMONTITE


LAUMONTITE


The Storr, Portree, Trotternish- ANALCIME, CHABAZITE, HEULANDITE, LEVYNE, LAUMONTITE, SCOLECITE, STILBITE, THOMSONITE


STILBITE


Dunvegan Quarry, Dunvegan - MESOLITE





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Great Article!!!

Justin Zzyzx
7th Aug 2008 8:35am

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