The Mineralogy and Paragenesis of a Fluorspar Flat at Masson Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire

Robert A. Ixer
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham

Summary: Investigation of the mineralogy and paragenesis of the fluorspar flat at Masson Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire, shows the mineralization to be a combination of void infilling and metasomatic replacement. The main paragenesis is of the non-sulphides, fluorite, baryte, and calcite accompanied by a sequence of sulphides, bravoite, pyrite, marcasite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and galena. A wide range of secondary minerals occur in the oxidation zone.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1974 v. 39; no. 307; p. 811-815; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1974.039.307.10
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