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Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 25' 6'' North , 3° 45' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.418459, -3.760046
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Lanarkshire

Old lead-zinc mining area, part of the Leadhills-Wanlockhead Mining District (see Wanlockhead,

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75 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Temple, A. K. (1956) Leadhills-Wanlockhead lead and zinc deposits. Trans. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 63, 85-113.

Gillanders, R.J. (1981) Famous mineral localities: the Leadhills-Wanlockhead district, Scotland. Mineralogical Record, 12(4), 235-250.

Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.

Paar, W. H. (1983) Leadhills-Wanlockhead. Lapis 8 (9), 9-15 (in German).

Livingstone, A., Ryback, G., Fejer, E. E., Stanley, C.J. (1987) Mattheddleite, a new mineral of the apatite group from Leadhills, Strathclyde region. Scottish Journal of Geology: 23: 1-8.

Davidson, P. (1998) Leadhills und Wanlockhead - Gottes Schatzhaus in Schottland. Zwei weltberühmte Fundorte - vorgestellt in Hamburg. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (6), 18-20 (in German).

Jackson, B. (2011) The Mining History and Mineralogy of the Leadhills Orefield, Scotland. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 46:5-9.

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