Mineralium Deposita

, Volume 30, Issue 3–4, pp 303–313 | Cite as

Listvenite and related rocks: perspectives on terminology and mineralogy with reference to an occurrence at Cregganbaun, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland

  • C. Halls
  • R. Zhao


The rock ‘listvenite’ is named and defined by reference to historical observations and recommendations are made so that listvenite (s.s.) can be distinguished from related carbonate-rich alteration products of ultramafic rocks. The mineralogy and tectonic setting of listvenite are reviewed, taking into account the descriptions and classifications used in the literature. The petrography of listvenite and related rocks at Cregganbaun serves as a reference to illustrate the characteristics of true listvenite and closely related products of listvenitic alteration.


Mineral Resource Tectonic Setting Related Product Ultramafic Rock Historical Observation 
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  • C. Halls
    • 1
  • R. Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyRoyal School of Mines, Imperial CollegeLondonUK

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