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Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK

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Detailed Mineral List:
Albite
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Anorthite
Formula: CaAl2Si2O8
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
'Apophyllite'
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: No reference listed
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Stephen Moreton. Beryl from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: UKJMM Vol.29 p.21
Photo: Aquamarine from Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Biotite'
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Chlorite Group'
Locality: Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Danalite
Formula: Fe2+4(Be3Si3O12)S
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Bearnagh, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Binnian (Sliabh Binneáin), Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Locality: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Dr Richard Unitt. Fluorite from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Gadolinite'
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36 · 12H2O
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Locality: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Mica Group'
Localities: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Bearnagh, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Monazite'
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Dr Stephen Moreton. Muscovite from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Orthoclase
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Localities: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Dr Richard Unitt. Orthoclase from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: Quartz from Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Bearnagh, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Binnian (Sliabh Binneáin), Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Dr Stephen Moreton. Smoky Quartz from Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Russellite
Formula: Bi2WO6
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Locality: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Locality: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Localities: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Greisen vein outcrop, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Stilbite'
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Steve Rust. Stilbite-Ca from Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Locality: Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Localities: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Greisen vein outcrop, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Photo: © Steve Rust. Topaz from Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Bearnagh, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Zinnwaldite'
Formula: KLiFe2+Al(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Zircon
Formula: ZrSiO4
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK


40 entries listed. 26 valid minerals.

References

Moles, N. R., & Tindle, A. G. (2012). Tungsten and bismuth minerals, including russellite, within greisen veins in the western Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Russell Society, 15, 40-48.

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