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Kilgeever Abbey, Co. Mayo, Irelandi
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Kilgeever Abbey- not defined -
Co. Mayo- not defined -
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
53° 45' 54'' North , 9° 45' 57'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Louisburgh422 (2017)2.9km
Mulranny242 (2017)15.7km
Westport6,200 (2012)16.8km
Newport616 (2015)19.7km
Achill Sound275 (2014)21.4km


Horizontal band of quartz, ca. 20 cm thick, at foot of little cliff beside the cemetary car park contains tiny specks of visible gold. Irish grid reference L 834 808. Minor drusy quartz is also present in vertical strings.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Assay indicates the gold is approximately 90 % Au, 10 % Ag. Minor pyrite & arsenopyrite are also persent.
Reference: Unpublished reports by Burmin Exploration Plc.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: S. Moreton, unpublished observation.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Unpublished reports by Burmin Exploration Plc.


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