Lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores of Scotland

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From: Wilson, G.V. with contibutions by J.S. Flett. The lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores of Scotland. Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain Vol. XVII: Edinburgh : HMSO, 1921.
Title page. The lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores of Scotland 1923.

By G.V. Wilson. The lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores of Scotland. Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain. Vol. XVII. Edinburgh: HMSO, 1921.

Bibliographic reference: Wilson, G.V. The lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores of Scotland. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland. Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain. Vol. XVII. 1921.

By G. V. Wilson, B.Sc. With contributions by John S. Flett, LL.D., F.R.S.

Published by order of The Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury.

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Contents[edit]

Preface

Chapter I. Lead and zinc ores[edit]

Introduction
Historical notes
Statistics
Output of lead ore
Output of zinc ore
The veins (The ores and distribution)

Chapter II. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area I.[edit]

The Leadhills-Wanlockhead district
Situation and geology
History
Leadhills
Wanlockhead
Output
The veins and their contents
Details of the mines and veins
Wanlockhead
Leadhills

Chapter III. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area I. (continued)[edit]

Kirkcudbrightshire
Situation and geology
History and output
Details of the mines and veins
Other mines and veins in Area I.
Wigtownshire
Ayrshire
Lanarkshire
Linlithgowshire
Peeblesshire
Dumfriesshire
Edinburghshire

Chapter IV. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area. II.[edit]

Islay
Situation and geology
History
Output
The Veins and their contents
Details of the mines and veins
Loch Fyne District
Situation and geology
The veins and their contents
Details of the mines and veins
Strontian and Loch Sunart
Situation and geology
History
Output
The veins and their contents
Details of the mines and veins
Other Argyllshire mines and veins

Chapter V. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area II (continued)[edit]

The Tyndrum Mining District
Situation and geology
History and output
The Veins and their contents
Details of the mines and veins
Other Perthshire mines and veins
Fifeshire
Forfarshire

Chapter VI. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area III.[edit]

Details of the mines and veins
Inverness-shire
Rossshire
Elginshire
Aberdeenshire

Chapter VII. Lead and zinc ores (continued). Area IV. (By J. S. Flett)[edit]

Details of the mines and veins
Caithness
Orkney

Chapter VIII Copper and nickel ores[edit]

Historical notes
Output
The veins and deposits
Details of the mines and veins
Area I.
Kirkcudbrightshire
Wigtownshire
Ayrshire
Renfrewshire
Lanarkshire
Dumfriesshire
Edinburghshire
Haddingtonshire
Berwickshire
Area II.
Perthshire
Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire
Area III.
Ross-shire

Chapter IX. Copper and nickel ores (continued). Area, IV. (by J. S. Flett)[edit]

Details of the mines and veins
Caithness
Orkney
Shetland
Fair Isle

Preface[edit]

In Scotland the ores of lead and zinc have a wide distribution and have been worked for several centuries, though only on a small scale, except at Wanlockhead and Leadhills. Copper ores are less frequent, and nickel ores are found in only a few places. Mr. Wilson has collected information from a great variety of sources, and has personally inspected all the more important occurrences. The chapters on Caithness, Orkney and Shetland were contributed by me. It is very probable that many of the less important veins have escaped notice; but this Memoir contains a brief general account of the known mineral resources of Scotland in respect of lead, zinc, copper and nickel ores. We are indebted to many proprietors, factors, agents and mining engineers for assistance in compiling this handbook, and especially to the managers of Leadhills, Wanlockhead, Wood of Cree and Tyndrum Mines, who have given us every facility for examining their mines and records.

JOHN S: FLETT, Director.

Geological Survey Office,

28 Jermyn Street, London, S.W. 1, 8th September 1920.