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Groverake Mine, Rookhope, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UKi
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Groverake Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, County Durham, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
54° 47' 31'' North , 2° 9' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NY896441
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Stanhope1,602 (2017)10.5km
Allendale Town709 (2017)13.1km
Frosterley636 (2017)15.1km
Slaley711 (2017)15.8km
Alston1,105 (2018)17.7km


The Groverake mine is located between the villages of Rookhope and Allenheads and is connected underground with the nearby Frazer's Hush mine. Though not a major specimen-producer, the Groverake mine was the leading producer of commercial fluorspar in Weardale during the 1980's and 1990's. The mine closed in the summer of 1999. Much of the site was demolished in 2005, though the two headframes were left standing. Scrap thieves have since removed one of them.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Smith, F.W. (1973) Supergene Native Copper in the Northern Pennine Orefield. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 39, n° 302, 244.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. (referring to Smith); Bridges TF and Young B. Supergene Minerals of the Northern Pennine Orefield - A Review. Journal of the Russell Soc. 7(1). 3-14(1998)
Ferricopiapite
Formula: Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Description: From Groverake Vein in the New Firestone Level.
Reference: Smith, F.W. (1973) Supergene Native Copper in the Northern Pennine Orefield. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 39, n° 302, 244.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. (referring to Smith); Bridges TF and Young B. Supergene Minerals of the Northern Pennine Orefield - A Review. Journal of the Russell Soc. 7(1). 3-14(1998)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9 Smith, F.W. (1973) Supergene Native Copper in the Northern Pennine Orefield. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 39, n° 302, 244.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. (referring to Smith);
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Manfred Schönfelder specimen
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 317-324
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Argentopentlandite2.BB.15Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferricopiapite7.DB.35Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Argentopentlandite2.7.1.2Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Ferricopiapite31.10.5.4Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
NiNickel
Ni ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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