Moreton, S.; Green, D. I. and Tindle, A. G.
Manganese oxide minerals from veins in the Leinster granite.
Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 24
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Hollandite and cryptomelane occur as intergrown botryoidal masses with goethite in a quartz vein hosted by the Leinster Granite at Cloghleagh Mine, near Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Coronadite and romanÃ¨chite accompany pyromorphite in an oxidised Pb–Znï¿½quartz vein at Old Luganure Mine, Glendasan, also in the Leinster Granite. Quantitative analyses show the Cloghleagh material to consist of bands of varying K:Ba ratio ranging from cryptomelane (K > Ba) to hollandite (Ba > K), but neither approaches end member composition. The Luganure material is mostly coronadite of near Pb-end member composition, in some cases mixed, or intergrown with, romanÃ¨chite.
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