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Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Highland, Scotland, UKi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 41' 51'' North , 6° 6' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.69769,-6.11341
GeoHash:G#: gf5dsckrg
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tobermory1,010 (2017)8.8km
Isle of Coll164 (2012)28.6km
Isle Of Mull2,667 (2014)34.8km
Mallaig780 (2017)38.0km
Isle of Iona125 (2015)44.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Argyllshire


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

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Detailed Mineral List:

Åkermanite
Formula: Ca2Mg(Si2O7)
Description: Small colourless or faintly brown crystals in thermally altered limestone
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, & Nichols, Handbook of Mineralogy.; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal metamorphism of limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, p. 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal metamorphism of limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell)
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: No reference listed
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: No reference listed
Cuspidine
Formula: Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Dellaite (TL)
Formula: Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal metamorphism of limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell).;
Ettringite
Formula: Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Foshagite
Formula: Ca4(Si3O9)(OH)2
Reference: Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal Metamorphism of Limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell);
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Kilchoanite (TL)
Formula: Ca6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
Type Locality:
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Agrell, S.O. and Gay, P. (1961) Kilchoanite, a Polymorph of Rankinite. Nature, 189, 743; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal Metamorphism of Limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell);
Larnite
Formula: Ca2SiO4
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal Metamorphism of Limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell);
Merwinite
Formula: Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal Metamorphism of Limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell);
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Plombièrite
Formula: [Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Rankinite
Formula: Ca3Si2O7
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Agrell, S.O. and Gay, P. (1961) Kilchoanite, a Polymorph of Rankinite. Nature, 189, 743; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal Metamorphism of Limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell);
Rustumite (TL)
Formula: Ca10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
Type Locality:
Reference: Min Mag (1965) 34:1-15; Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Scawtite
Formula: Ca7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Spurrite
Formula: Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal metamorphism of limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 1-15.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Agrell)
Tilleyite
Formula: Ca5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 1-15.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ettringite7.DG.15Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Cuspidine9.BE.17Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Dellaite (TL)9.BG.45Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Foshagite9.DG.15Ca4(Si3O9)(OH)2
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kilchoanite (TL)9.BJ.45Ca6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
Larnite9.AD.05Ca2SiO4
Merwinite9.AD.15Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4
Plombièrite9.DG.08[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
Rankinite9.BC.15Ca3Si2O7
Rustumite (TL)9.BG.30Ca10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
Scawtite9.CK.15Ca7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
Spurrite9.AH.15Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Tilleyite9.BE.82Ca5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Åkermanite9.BB.10Ca2Mg(Si2O7)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Ettringite31.10.2.1Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Merwinite51.4.2.1Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Larnite51.5.1.1Ca2SiO4
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (CO3)
Spurrite53.1.1.1Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Group 55 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with no Additional Anions with cations in [7] coordination
Rankinite55.3.1.1Ca3Si2O7
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with No Additional Anions with cations in [8] and lower coordination
Åkermanite55.4.1.1Ca2Mg(Si2O7)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Cuspidine56.2.4.3Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Tilleyite56.2.9.1Ca5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Dellaite (TL)58.2.15. Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Rustumite (TL)58.2.5.1Ca10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with insular single and triple groups (n=1, 3)
Kilchoanite (TL)58.3.2.1Ca6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
Group 64 - CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups: 3-membered rings with other anion groups
Scawtite64.2.1.1Ca7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Foshagite65.2.2.1Ca4(Si3O9)(OH)2
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Plombièrite72.3.2.3[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DellaiteCa6Si3O11(OH)2
H RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
H FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
H CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
H EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
H ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C SpurriteCa5(SiO4)2(CO3)
C CalciteCaCO3
C ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
C TilleyiteCa5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O DellaiteCa6Si3O11(OH)2
O RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
O KilchoaniteCa6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2
O LarniteCa2SiO4
O FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
O ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)
O SpurriteCa5(SiO4)2(CO3)
O RankiniteCa3Si2O7
O CalciteCaCO3
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
O CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
O EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
O ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
O TilleyiteCa5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
O CorundumAl2O3
FFluorine
F CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2
Mg ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si DellaiteCa6Si3O11(OH)2
Si RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
Si KilchoaniteCa6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
Si MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2
Si LarniteCa2SiO4
Si FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
Si ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)
Si SpurriteCa5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Si RankiniteCa3Si2O7
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Si CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
Si ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
Si TilleyiteCa5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
SSulfur
S EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
ClChlorine
Cl RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca DellaiteCa6Si3O11(OH)2
Ca RustumiteCa10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2
Ca KilchoaniteCa6(SiO4)(Si3O10)
Ca MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2
Ca LarniteCa2SiO4
Ca FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
Ca ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)
Ca SpurriteCa5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Ca RankiniteCa3Si2O7
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Ca CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
Ca EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Ca ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2O
Ca TilleyiteCa5(Si2O7)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

Regional Geology

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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3191908
Cenozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 2035429
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Palaeogene

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava and mafic tuff

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3155404
Proterozoic III quartzite

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,migmatite/anatexite}

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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Agrell, S.O. (1965) Polythermal metamorphism of limestones at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, p. 1-15.
Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.

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