Note on the mines and minerals of the Silvermines district, Co. Tipperary

Arthur Russell
1907 Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society  
The Silvermines mineral district is situated along the northern base of the Silvermine Mountains, five and a half miles south of the town of Nenagh in the county of Tipperary. The district is one which possesses somewhat remarkable features, of interest to both geologists and mineralogists. The mines extend over a narrow tract of country for a distance of about five miles along an extensive E. and W. line of fault, in which Silurian, Old Red Sandstone, and Carboniferous rocks are brought into
more » ... are brought into juxtaposition. This line of fault has been traced for a distance of about thirty miles from Gallows Hill in co. Clare, on the west, to Toomavara in co. Tipperary, on the east. Along its course in at least two places mineralization has taken place, resulting in a somewhat complex series of contact-lodes and metasomatic deposits.
doi:10.1180/minmag.1907.014.67.06 fatcat:hdet4dknivcudcupa23herjqm4