Sir:We are delighted to respond to the comments of Reed and Wallace on our paper on the origin of breccia-hosted base-metal mineralization in the Irish ore field (Lee and Wilkinson, 2002). Reed and Wallace’s thesis is that the mineralized breccias we have described within the Mississippian Waulsortian Limestone Formation at Cooleen are not of sedimentary origin and therefore, by extension, that synsedimen-tary breccias do not exist elsewhere in the ore field. If correct, one of a number of lines of evidence that have been used to infer a near–sea-floor origin for at least a component of sulfide...

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