|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 14' 40'' North , 9° 31' 35'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.24444,-9.52639|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Ireland (island)|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Large working limestone quarry on the Castleisland to Tralee road. A prominent north-south dolomite vein cuts across a disused section of the quarry. A prominent vug on this yielded many fine calcite specimens in 1997. Large vugs occur occasionally in the working part of the quarry, but access to the face is forbidden for safety reasons. All one can do is look at them from a distance and cry. Visits are by prior appointment only.
3 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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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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.