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Scawt Hill, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
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Scawtite
Scawt Hill, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Photo: 2008, JGW
UK Grid Reference: NW540573
Latitude: 54°51'N
Longitude: 5°50'W
 
 
Contact-metamorphosed limestones and dolostones intruded by diabase.
Famous for being the type locality of various hydrated Ca-silicates.



Mineral List

Aegirine
Afwillite
Bredigite (TL)
Calcite
'Cebollite'
Diopside
Ettringite
Ferrobustamite
Gehlenite
Hydrocalumite (TL)
Larnite (TL)
Magnetite
'Melilite'
Okenite
Pectolite
Perovskite
Plombièrite
Portlandite (TL)
Quartz
Rankinite (TL)
Scawtite (TL)
Spinel
Spurrite
'Thomsonite'
Wollastonite


25 entries listed. 21 valid minerals. 6 type localities (valid minerals). 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

- Tilley, C.E. (1929): On larnite (calcium orthosilicate, a new mineral) and its associated minerals from the limestone contact-zone of Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, 22, 77-86.

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