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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||53° North , 8° West (est.)|
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In the old Gaelic political system, Ireland was divided into four provinces: Connacht, Leinster, Munster, Ulster. At present Ireland consists of 26 (29) counties.
Many localities are accompanied by an ITM GPS grid reference more details on this can be found in the link below.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
280 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Unclassifed rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
- Superficial deposit
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Co. Carlow
- ⭔Co. Cavan
- ⭔Co. Clare
- The Burren
- ⭔Co. Cork
- Beara Peninsula
- Mizen Peninsula
- Brow Head Mine (Mullavoge Mine)
- Dereenalomane Mine
- Dhurode Mine (Carrigacat Mine)
- Roaringwater Bay
- Sheeps Head Peninsula
- ⭔Co. Donegal
- ⭔Co. Dublin
- ⭔Co. Galway
- Carrowroe South
- Claggan Quarry
- Gorumna Island
- Maam Bridge
- Maam Cross
- Co. Galway
- ⭔Co. Kerry
- ⭔Co. Kildare
- ⭔Co. Kilkenny
- ⭔Co. Leitrim
- ⭔Co. Limerick
- ⭔Co. Longford
- ⭔Co. Louth
- ⭔Co. Mayo
- ⭔Co. Meath
- ⭔Co. Monaghan
- ⭔Co. Sligo
- ⭔Co. Tipperary
- ⭔Co. Waterford
- ⭔Co. Wexford
- ⭔Co. Wicklow
- Croghan Kinshela Mountain
- Douce Mt
- Lough Dan
- Newton Mt. Kennedy
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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.