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Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UKi
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AlfordVillage
AberdeenshireCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 13' 59'' North , 2° 42' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.23332,-2.70475
GeoHash:G#: gfnjd7n2q
Locality type:Village
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Alford2,290 (2017)0.1km
Lumphanan550 (2017)11.9km
Insch2,320 (2017)13.3km
Tarland720 (2017)15.0km
Torphins1,410 (2017)15.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Aberdeenshire


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Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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2 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
var: Chiastolite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
-Al2(SiO4)O

List of minerals for each chemical element

BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3191900
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2028402
Argyll Group

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Argyll Group

Lithology: Psammite, semipelite and pelite

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3146234
Proterozoic III mica

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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