Mineralization at Seathwaite Tarn, near Coniston, English Lake District: The first Occurrence of Wittichenite in Great Britain

C. J. Stanley and A. J. Criddle
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham, Gosta Green, Birmingham B4 7ET
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Summary: Ore specimens from the abandoned copper mine at Seathwaite Tarn, Cumbria, were studied in polished section by reflected light microscopy. The mineral paragenesis is described and related to current views on Lake District ore genesis. A common origin with the neighbouring deposit at Coniston is proposed. Wittichenite was identified in the ore, and is the first authenticated occurrence in Great Britain.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1979 v. 43; no. 325; p. 103-107; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1979.043.325.06
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