Glengowla East Mine, Glengowla, Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||53° 25' 6'' North , 9° 22' 28'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||53.41833,-9.37444|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Victorian era lead mine which was converted into a showmine in 1999 by the current owners (Paddy and Keith Geoghegan) due to much encouragement from mineral collectors, collecting is strictly prohibited now however.
Specimens from the mine can be seen on the guided tour in their small mineral museum.
There is a little grassy spoil just behind the wooden horse whim but collecting again, is prohibited.
In the deeper parts of the mine where the guided tour currently does not go, are brilliant colourless to light green octahedra of fluorite among other well crystallized associates including pyrite, quartz and calcite.
Irish grid ref. M 087419.
ITM 508633 741786
10 valid minerals.
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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358.9 - 443.8 Ma
|Silurian-Devonian plutonic rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.