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Sphalerite from
Esgair Hir & Esgair Fraith mines (Cambrian Mine; Cardigan Consolidated Mine; Welsh Potosi Mine; Kylon Potosi Mine), Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

Mineral Species
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Description
Comments:Massive vein mineral
Habit:Massive, veinlets
Colour:Brown
Quality of samples:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Rarity at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Optical Analysis
References
References:UKJMM No5
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Esgair Hir & Esgair Fraith mines (Cambrian Mine; Cardigan Consolidated Mine; Welsh Potosi Mine; Kylon Potosi Mine), Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
1.9km (1.2 miles) A Blaenceulan Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
2.1km (1.3 miles) B Eaglebrook Mine (Nant-Y-Cagel Mine; Nantycagl Mine; Nantygagal Mine; Dolrhyddlan Mine), Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
2.5km (1.6 miles) C Camdwrbach Mine (Cambrian South Mine), Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
3.0km (1.9 miles) D Henfwlch Mine, Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
3.4km (2.1 miles) E Hafan Mine (Canninog Mine; Bwlch Canninog Mine), Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
3.7km (2.3 miles) F Ystrad Einion Mine (Dolgoch Mine), Furnace, Ysgubor-y-coed, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
3.7km (2.3 miles) G Bryn-yr-Afr Mine, Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Ponterwyd, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
4.2km (2.6 miles) H Bwlch Glas Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
4.3km (2.7 miles) I Camdwrmawr Mine, Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Ponterwyd, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
5.1km (3.2 miles) J Bwlch Ystyllen Mine, Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area, Ponterwyd, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
6.6km (4.1 miles) K Pensarn Mine, Tre-Taliesin, Llangynfelyn, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
6.9km (4.3 miles) L Brynarian Mine (Cardigan Bay Consols Mine), Tre-Taliesin, Llangynfelyn, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
7.5km (4.7 miles) M Lletty Evanhen Mine (Vaughan Mine), Bontgoch, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
7.6km (4.7 miles) N Penpontbren Mine (Penypontbren Mine; Penpombren Mine), Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
7.6km (4.7 miles) O Erglodd mine (Eurglawdd Mine), Tre-Taliesin, Llangynfelyn, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
8.2km (5.1 miles) P Alltycrib Mine (Talybont Mine; Middleton Mine; North Cardigan Mine), Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
8.3km (5.1 miles) Q Llechwedd Helyg Mine (Willow Bank Mine), Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
8.3km (5.2 miles) R Mynydd Gorddu Mine, Bontgoch (Elerch), Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
8.4km (5.2 miles) S Cwmsymlog Mine (East Daren Mine; Gwaithddu Mine), Goginan, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
9.2km (5.7 miles) T Cwmerfin Mine, Cwmerfyn, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
9.2km (5.7 miles) U Bwlchrhennaid Mine (Level Newydd Mine), Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
9.3km (5.8 miles) V Bwlch Mine (Bwlch Consols Mine; Bwlch United Mine; Bwlch Cwmerfin Mine), Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
9.9km (6.2 miles) W Daren Mine (Old Daren Mine; Darren Consolidated Mine; Daren United Mine; Great Darren Mine; Darren Mine), Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Trefeirig, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
10.3km (6.4 miles) X Goginan Mine, Goginan, Melindwr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
10.4km (6.5 miles) Y Llywernog Mine (Ponterwyd Mine), Ponterwyd, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
10.5km (6.5 miles) Z Nantiago Mine (Plynlimmon Mine), Hafren Forest, Powys, Wales, UK
10.9km (6.8 miles) 0 Castell Mine (Dyffryn Castell Mine; New Castell Mine; West Esgairlle Mine; Gwaithddu Mine; Cripiau Bach Mine), Ponterwyd, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
12.0km (7.5 miles) 1 Dyfngwm mine, Penegoes, Powys, Wales, UK
12.4km (7.7 miles) 2 Bwlchgwyn Mine (Nanteos Mine), Ystumtuen, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
12.5km (7.7 miles) 3 Nantycreiau Mine, Ponterwyd, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
12.5km (7.8 miles) 4 West Nantycreiau Mine, Ponterwyd, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
12.5km (7.8 miles) 5 Ystumtuen Mine, Ystumtuen, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
13.0km (8.1 miles) 6 Cwmrheidol Mine, Ystumtuen, Cwmrheidol, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
14.3km (8.9 miles) 7 Mynach Vale Mine (Ty Gwyn Mine; De Broke Mine), Devil's Bridge, Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
14.4km (9.0 miles) 8 Dylife Mine (Pen Dylife Mine; Esgairgaled Mine; Llechwedd Ddu Mine; Blaen Twymyn Mine), Dylife, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, UK
14.6km (9.1 miles) 9 Bodcoll Mine (Gertrude Mine; South Wales Mine), Devil's Bridge, Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
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