|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 40' 21'' North , 3° 15' 34'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.67257,-3.25965|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SY110867|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Barite is found in calcite nodules in boulders resulting from cliff falls.
Previously though to be celestine from 19th century reports, investigations, including contemporary accounts and museum specimens said to be celestine, have shown most of the so-called celestine came from the area around Peak Hill and to be barite.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|British Isles||Group of Islands|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
Habit: Tabular with large c (0.0.1) faces
Colour: Honey brown, colourless, pale blue
Fluorescence: Yellow fluorescent under short and long wave also phosphorescent
Description: Visual identification and XRD analysis used.
Reference: UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 2003 No23 p27-35
Colour: White like quartz.
Reference: Martin Allen collection
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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66 - 100.5 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary 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. 
|Triassic - Permian|
201.3 - 298.9 Ma