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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 51' 0'' North , 5° 49' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.85, -5.83333333333
UK National Grid Reference:NW540573

Contact-metamorphosed limestones and dolostones intruded by diabase.
Famous for being the type locality of various hydrated Ca-silicates.

Mineral List

29 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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- 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.

- Tilley, C. E. & Harwood, H. F. (1931) The Dolerite-Chalk Contact of Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. The Production of Basic Alkali-Rocks by the Assimilation of Limestone by Basaltic Magma. Mineralogical Magazine; March 1931 v. 22; no. 132; p. 439-468

- Tilley, C. E. (1937) Wollastonite Solid Solutions from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine; September 1937 v. 24; no. 158; p. 569-572

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