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Haematite from Auchenleck, Kirkudbrightshire. At Auchenleck, about five miles east of the town of Kirkcudbright a haematite vein occurs in the Dalbeattie granite mass. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7439. The trend of the vein is west 18 degrees north and it is the most important vein of iron ore in the district. Hay Cunningham's 'Geognostical Account of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright' (Highland Society's Transactions v. viii, 1843 p. 730) describes the vein as being mined by a horizontal shaft. 'The ore is of red botryoidal haematite and, in drusy cavities fine specimens of this beautiful mineral may be found. The minerals which accompany the iron-ore are ferruginous quartz and sulphate of barytes.'

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