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Cononish Gold mine, Tyndrum, Stirling District, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 25' 7'' North , 4° 46' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.41863,-4.77159
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate


A pyrite-rich galena-bearing quartz vein, carrying economic quantities of silver and gold.
Small scale production started by Scotgold Resources 2016.



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8 valid minerals.

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: 2029997
Argyll Group

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Argyll Group

Lithology: Quartzite

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3146390
Proterozoic III mica

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble}

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]

Neoproterozoic - Stenian
541 - 1200 Ma



ID: 3184701
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1200 Ma)

Comments: Dalradian

Lithology: Metasedimentary schist

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]

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References

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- Pattrick, R.A.D., Boyce, A. and MacIntyre, R.M. (1988) Gold-Silver vein mineralization at Tyndrum, Scotland. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1, 61-76.
- A. Livingstone (2002): Minerals of Scotland - past and present, NMS Publications Ltd., p. 110

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