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Benlugmore, Bohaun, Joyce Country, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 32' 31'' North , 9° 30' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.5419444444, -9.5


Margin of a breccia zone near a mountain top locally contains high grade gold mineralisation. Discovered by Ovoca Gold Exploration in 1980s. Irish grid ref. M 0060 5571. Best approach is from the south. The north side is very steep. Outcrop is ca. 200 - 300 m south of the summit.

ITM 500572 755731

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This 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 data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Cambrian-Ordovician443.8 - 541 MaCambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.



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References

- Ovoca Gold Exploration reports.

Lusty, P. A., Naden, J., Bouch, J. J., McKervey, J. A., & McFarlane, J. A. (2011). Atypical gold mineralization in an orogenic setting—the Bohaun Deposit, western Irish Caledonides. Economic Geology, 106(3), 359-380.

 
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