Scawt Hill, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 54' 37'' North , 5° 54' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.91050,-5.91538|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NW540573|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other regions containing this locality:||North Atlantic Igneous Province|
Contact-metamorphosed limestones and dolostones intruded by diabase.
Famous for being the type locality of various hydrated Ca-silicates.
29 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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23.03 - 66 Ma
|Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Palaeogene|
Tilley, C.E. and Hey, M.H. (1930) Scawtite, a new mineral from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 22, n° 128, 222-224.
Tilley, C.E. and 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, vol. 22, n° 132, 439-468.
Tilley, C.E. (1933) Portlandite, a new mineral from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 23, n° 142, 419-420.
Tilley, C.E., Megaw, H.D., and Hey, M.H. (1934) Hydrocalumite (4CaO.Al2O3.12H2O), a new mineral from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 23, n° 146, 607-615.
Tilley, C.E. (1937) Wollastonite solid solutions from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 24, n° 158, 569-572.
Tilley, C.E. (1942) Tricalcium disilicate (rankinite), a new mineral from Scawt Hill, Co. Antrim. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 26, n° 176, 190-197.
Tilley, C.E. (1948) On iron-wollastonites in contact-skarns: an example from Skye. American Mineralogist, 33, 736-738.
Tilley, C.E. and Vincent, H.C.G. (1948) The occurrence of an orthorhombic high-temperature form of Ca2SiO4 (bredigite) in the Scawt Hill contact-zone and as a constituent of slags. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 28, n° 200, 255-271.