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Scar Vein, Wanlock Dod, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Scar VeinVein
Wanlock Dod- not defined -
LeadhillsVillage
South LanarkshireCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
55° 24' 27'' North , 3° 46' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NS880140
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sanquhar1,980 (2017)10.7km
Kirkconnel2,070 (2017)14.7km
Douglas1,560 (2017)16.6km
Thornhill1,610 (2017)19.4km
Rigside770 (2017)21.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Lanarkshire


This vein is not the same as the Scar (Susanna) vein to the northwest of Leadhills village.
Scar vein courses about N-S, leaving the hangingwall of Brow vein, and extending southward for 1/2 mile.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Strathclyde, Scotland, UKRegion (Historical)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chenite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Chenite has been visually identified by comparison with confirmed crystals from Horners Vein, Leadhills, Scotland.
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: S. Rust Collection
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Colour: White
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: S.Rust collection
Mattheddleite
Formula: Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scotlandite
Formula: PbSO3
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Steverustite
Formula: Pb2+5(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
Colour: White-colourless
Description: Although steverustite from this location is only visualy identified. The habit and associated species would indecate that it probably is this mineral.
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Susannite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Steve Rust Collection
'Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)'
Formula: Pb, Cu, Si, O ?
Colour: Blue to white
Description: Collected on two specimens associated with caledonite.
Reference: S Rust Collection
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: S.Rust Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Scotlandite4.JE.20PbSO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Susannite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Chenite7.BC.70Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Lanarkite7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Steverustite7.JA.10Pb2+5(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Mattheddleite9.AH.25Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)'-Pb, Cu, Si, O ?

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Susannite17.1.3.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Chenite30.1.16.1Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lanarkite30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Steverustite30.4.4.Pb2+5(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)
Scotlandite34.1.1.2PbSO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Mattheddleite52.4.9.6Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)'-Pb, Cu, Si, O ?

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H SteverustitePb52+(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)Pb, Cu, Si, O ?
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
O ScotlanditePbSO3
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O SteverustitePb52+(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)Pb, Cu, Si, O ?
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
S ScotlanditePbSO3
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S SteverustitePb52+(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)Pb, Cu, Si, O ?
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu SteverustitePb52+(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
PbLead
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb Unnamed (Cu-Pb Silicate ?)Pb, Cu, Si, O ?
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Pb ScotlanditePbSO3
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb SteverustitePb52+(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186080
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3137211
Ordovician sandstone

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone}

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]

Caradocian
449 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 2026208
Portpatrick Formation And Glenwhargen Formation (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Ordovician (449 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Scaur Group

Lithology: Wacke

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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