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Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernseyi
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Sark's Hope MineMine
Little Sark- not defined -
SarkIsland
Bailiwick of GuernseyCrown Dependency

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Chimney associated with the engine house of Sark's Hope Mine.

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Loading area at Port Gorey prepared for the shipment of silver ores....

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Chimney associated with the engine house of Sark's Hope Mine.

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Loading area at Port Gorey prepared for the shipment of silver ores....

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Chimney associated with the engine house of Sark's Hope Mine.

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Loading area at Port Gorey prepared for the shipment of silver ores....

Sark's Hope Mine, Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 24' 38'' North , 2° 22' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.41083,-2.37389
GeoHash:G#: gby31fzqu
Locality type:Mine
Ixer R A & Stanley C J (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine,
Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sark600 (2018)2.8km
La Seigneurie170 (2012)3.1km
Saint Peter Port16,488 (2013)12.9km
Saint Helier28,000 (2018)31.5km
Jobourg419 (2017)45.4km


The small island of Sark, about 10 km east of Guernsey, was a site of active mining and exploration during the middle of the nineteenth century. Of all the mineral prospects on the island Sark's Hope mine on Little Sark was the most important and, indeed, was the only metalliferous mine in the Channel Islands to produce significant amounts of ore.

The most comprehensive account of the mineralization and mining history is that of Mourant and Warren (1934), which includes sections and maps of Sark's Hope mine and an extensive list of mineral species. Their work is largely a review of early accounts by Prince (1846) and Henwood (1871a, b), supplemented by reports of the mining from the local press. A more recent systematic mineralogical and paragenetic study is that of Bishop et at. (1977) on one specimen, BM 1964R, 440 from the Russell Collection in the British Museum (Natural History). The lead-silver-bearing vein, 'Sark's Hope Silver Lead lode', cuts a foliated hornblende granite of Late Precambrian age (Sutton and Watson, 1957). Although there is little trace of the vein today, with the outcrop workings being mostly obscured by a thick cover of vegetation, the early accounts describe it as 0.4 to 2.5 m in width, more than 600 m in length, oriented 028-037° and dipping at 65-85° to the northwest. Small amounts of in situ ore were obtained from the poorly exposed and weathered parts of the vein at the southwestern end, but most of our specimens were collected from the spoil tips, in particular from Le Pelley's shaft tip at the northeastern end of the lode. Additional material was obtained from the Guernsey Museum collection, and the specimen in the British Museum (Natural History) collection BM 1964R, 440 was re-examined. Forty-three polished sections and five polished thin sections were investigated by reflected and transmitted light microscope techniques. Selected sulphides and sulphosalts were analysed by electron microprobe, and some secondary minerals were identified by X-ray diffraction. The present study forms part of a general investigation of the mineralization of the Channel Islands.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539; Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539; Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63; Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63; R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539; Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.; Ixer, R.A., Stanley, C.J. (1983) Silver mineralization at Sark's Hope mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 47: 539-545.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63; R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Description: Lead rich 4.6%
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1977 41 : 59-63; R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: R. A. Ixer Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 1992, 13(2), 16-23.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S AnglesitePbSO4
S CovelliteCuS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S MarcasiteFeS2
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S ChalcociteCu2S
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SbAntimony
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3130235
Proterozoic III undifferentiated

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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References

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Prince, J. (1841) An Account of the Sark Mine, in the Island of Sark. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 6, 101-103.
Gibbons, W. (1975) The Rocks of Sark, Channel Islands. Manche Technical Supplies, Jersey, 75pp.
Henwood, W.J. (1871) Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Sark's Hope Mine, Sark. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, 8(1), 530-539.
Laffoley, N. d'A. (xxxx) A History of Mining on Sark and Herm, Channel Islands. Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Association, 9(4), 201-227.
Latrobe, G. and Latrobe, L. (1920?) Guide To Sark, Second Edition, Tozers Publications, Guernsey.
Mourant, A.E. and Warren, J.P. (1933) Minerals and Mining in the Channel Islands. Report and Trans. of la Societe Guernesiaise, 12, pt. 1, 73-88.
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