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Mineralization of England and Wales (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 36) 2010

Corporate JNCC Publications 978 1 86107 566 6 Earth Science Geological Conservation Review Igneous Petrology and Mineralo


Volume 36 of the Geological Conservation Review series, Mineralization of England and Wales, describes in detail the scientific importance of sites that were selected for the Geological Conservation Review for their importance to the study of mineralogy and mineral-forming processes in England and Wales.

The networks of sites are intended to be representative of the variety of the nature of mineral deposits, including metal ore bodies, to be found in the British Isles. Some sites were selected because they provide evidence of a particular mineralizing process, whereas others are recognized for the aesthetic quality of mineral specimens found at those sites, many of which now reside in major mineral museums throughout the world. Other sites are of importance for being the type locality of a particular mineral species or because a mineral rare on a world scale is found there. Collectively the GCR sites demonstrate a wide variety of mineralization styles and form an important scientific resource for future study.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – Mineralization in England and Wales: an introduction
  • Chapter 2 – The Lake District
  • Chapter 3 – The Northern Pennines
  • Chapter 4 – South Pennine Orefield: Cheshire, Leicestershire and Shropshire
  • Chapter 5 – Wales
  • Chapter 6 – The Mendip Hills
  • Chapter 7 – South-west England
  • References, Mineral index and General index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2010··

Bevins, R.E., Young, B., Mason, J.S., Manning, D.A.C. & Symes, R.F. 2010. Mineralization of England and Wales. Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 36, JNCC, Peterborough.

Volume 36 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·08·22

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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