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Ireland

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Area:70,273 km2
Other regions containing this locality:Ireland (island)
Locality type:Country
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In the old Gaelic political system, Ireland was divided into four provinces: Connacht, Leinster, Munster, Ulster. At present the Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties.

Many localities are accompanied by an ITM GPS grid reference more details on this can be found in the link below.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Aegirine-augite

Afwillite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Alloclasite

Allophane

Almandine

Amesite

Anatase

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

'Andrewsite'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

Antimony

'Apatite'

'var: Collophane'

Aragonite

Argentotennantite

Argyrodite

Arsenic

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Asbolane

Atacamite

Augite

var: Ferroaugite

var: Titanian Augite

Aurichalcite

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Baryte

Bayldonite

Beraunite

Bertrandite

Beryl

Beudantite

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

'var: Chromian Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

'Bitumen'

Bornite

Botallackite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Boyleite

Brannerite

Braunite

Breithauptite

Brewsterite-Ba

Brochantite

Brucite

Brushite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

Caledonite

Cassiterite

var: Wood Tin

Celestine

Cerussite

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcomenite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinoatacamite

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

Clinoclase

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

'Clinotyrolite'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

Cordierite

Corkite (TL)

Cornwallite

Coronadite

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Crandallite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

var: Tile ore

Cuspidine

Cylindrite

Delafossite

Devilline

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dufrénoysite

Dundasite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

Erythrite

Eskolaite

Eudialyte

Famatinite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Felsőbányaite

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Foitite

Forsterite

Franckeite

Franklinite

Freibergite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet Group'

Geocronite

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Goethite

Gold

Gortdrumite (TL)

Graphite

Gratonite

Greenockite

Grossular

Gudmundite

'Guitermanite'

Gypsum

var: Selenite

'Halloysite'

Harmotome

Hawleyite

Hedyphane

Hematite

var: Crucilite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

Heulandite-Ca

Hidalgoite

'Högbomite'

Hollandite

'Hornblende'

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Jordanite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Killalaite (TL)

Koninckite

Köttigite

Kyanite

Langite

Lavendulan

Lazulite

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lithiophilite

Löllingite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganomelane'

Marcasite

'Mariposite'

Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

'Melnikovite'

Meneghinite

Merrillite

Metacinnabar

Metasideronatrite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Hyalophane

Microlite Group

Millerite

Mimetite

Minnesotaite

Minrecordite

Molybdenite

Monohydrocalcite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Morenosite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

'Native Amalgam'

Neptunite

Nickeline

Nontronite

Olivenite

Orpiment

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Orthoserpierite

Otavite

Paragonite

Pararammelsbergite

Parasymplesite

Parnauite

Pectolite

Pharmacolite

Pharmacosiderite

Phaunouxite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Phosgenite

Phosphosiderite

Planerite

Platinum

Polybasite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

'Pyrobitumen'

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Cotterite

var: Ferruginous Quartz

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rauenthalite

Realgar

Redgillite

Rhodochrosite

Romanèchite

Rosasite

Rozenite

Rustumite

Rutile

Sauconite

Scawtite

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorodite

Seligmannite

Semseyite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

Sideronatrite

Siegenite

Silver

var: Kongsbergite

var: Küstelite

Skutterudite

Smithite

Smithsonite

Smolyaninovite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Mercurian Sphalerite

var: Schalenblende

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spionkopite

Spodumene

Spurrite

Stannite

Staurolite

Stibnite

Stilbite-Ca

Stilpnomelane

Strashimirite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Struvite

Sulphur

Susannite

Taenite

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tennantite

var: Mercurian Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

Theisite

Tilleyite

Titanite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Turquoise

Tyrolite

Ullmannite

Vesuvianite

'Wad'

Wavellite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wroewolfeite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xanthoconite

Xonotlite

Yarrowite

Zálesíite

Zircon

Zoisite


282 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Greg, R.P. and Lettsom, W.G. (1858) Manual of the Mineralogy of Great Britain and Ireland. John Van Voorst, London, 483 pp.
Kinahan, G.H. (1878) Manual of the geology of Ireland‎.
Kinahan, G.H. (1889) Economic geology of Ireland‎.
Cole, G.A.J. (1922) Memoir of Localities of Minerals of Economic Importance and Metalliferous Mines in Ireland.
Ryback, G., Nawaz, R., and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Woodcock, N.H. and Strachan, R.A. (2000) Geological history of Britain and Ireland. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
Tindle, A.G. (2008) Minerals of Britain and Ireland. Terra Publications, Harpenden. 616 pp.

External Links

http://www.gsi.ie/ [Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Transverse_Mercator[ - Information on Irish Transverse Mercator GPS references]

http://www.curriehj.freeserve.co.uk/republic.htm [A general collector's guide to Ireland]

http://www.mhti.com/ (Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland)

http://www.mineralsireland.ie/

http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Natural/Exploration+and+Mining+Division/Geology+and+Mineral+Potential/

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