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Kilbricken Mine (Kilbreckan Mine), Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Irelandi
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Kilbricken Mine (Kilbreckan Mine)Mine
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Co. ClareCounty
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 49' 58'' North , 8° 53' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.83278,-8.89278
GeoHash:G#: gc3st9ump
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quin935 (2013)2.3km
Ennis24,427 (2016)6.4km
Newmarket on Fergus1,773 (2017)8.1km
Tulla662 (2013)9.6km
Kilmurry291 (2013)9.7km


Victorian era lead-zinc mine worked from 1834-1854. An engine house and several flooded shafts are still visible today. The mine reached a maximum depth of 54m where considerable technical difficulties with groundwater were met. Mining was only undertaken in the summer months where the water table would be at a low.

Mine tips were removed in 1983, sparse blocky calcite is all that remains.

R399763
ITM 539845 676123

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geocronite2.JB.30aPb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Geocronite3.3.1.2Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3143524
Dinantian

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{claystone,sandstone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192030
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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 396.
Cole, G.A.J. - Memoir of Localities of Minerals of Economic Importance and Metalliferous Mines in Ireland. (p. 15, 119)

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