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Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK

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Detailed Mineral List:
Albite
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Allanite Group
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Anorthite
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
'Apophyllite'
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Beryl
Reference: Burke, K. C., Cunningham, M. A., Gallagher, M. J., & Hawkes, J. R. (1964). Beryl in the Rosses granite, north-west Ireland. Economic Geology, 59(8), 1539-1550.
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
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
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Calcite
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Chabazite-Ca
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Chamosite
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Chlorite Group'
Locality: Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Danalite
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
Locality: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Fergusonite-(Y)
Localities: River Bann, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
River Leitrim, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Fluorite
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'
Localities: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gadolinite-(Y)
Locality: White Water, Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Heulandite-Ca
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Magnetite
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
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
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Orthoclase
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
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Quartz
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
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Photo: © Dr Stephen Moreton. Smoky Quartz from Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Russellite
Localities: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Gruggandoo, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Saponite
Locality: Lindsay's Leap, Newcastle, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Scheelite
Locality: Wee Roosley, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Schorl
Locality: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Siderophyllite
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)
Photo: © Andrew Lawton. Stilbite from Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Stilbite-Ca
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
Locality: Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Topaz
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'
Localities: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Slieve Bearnagh, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Zircon
Locality: Diamond Rocks, Mourne Mts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK


43 entries listed. 29 valid minerals.

References

Norman R. Moles and Andrew G. Tindle (2011) Alluvial occurrences of fergusonite and gadolinite in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Russell Society, 14:23-25

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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