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Kilroot Mine, Carrickfergus, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland, UKi
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Kilroot MineMine
Carrickfergus- not defined -
Belfast- not defined -
Co. AntrimCounty
UlsterProvince
Northern IrelandConstituent Country
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
54° 43' 41'' North , 5° 44' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Whitehead3,697 (2016)3.8km
Carrickfergus29,208 (2016)3.9km
Greenisland5,073 (2016)8.6km
Bangor60,385 (2016)9.8km
Jordanstown5,494 (2016)10.9km


Large working salt mine. Where brine has accumulated in the lowest parts cubic crystals of halite have crystallised around the sides of the brine pools. Eleswhere it forms stalactitic growths where brine has flowed over abandoned faces.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900); Timothy Sherburn collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

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Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

British IslesGroup of Islands
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province

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