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Dhurode Mine (Carrigacat Mine), Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 30' 58'' North , 9° 45' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.5161111111, -9.7575


Irish grid ref: V780306
ITM 478048 530744

Victorian era copper mine dating from the 1840s. Records indicate an output of 229 tons of ore from 1844-1846. The mine was possibly revived between 1860-1865 but no output is recorded. A second revival took place in 1900-1906 but, again, no records of output exists.

There are 6 visible concrete capped shafts around the site along with a scattering of spoil heaps mainly on the cliff top. The adit at the bottom of the cliff is blocked with rubbish. There is a large opencut on the quartz mineralization where average crystals of quartz can be found (up to 3cm).

Well-crystallised arsenopyrite is quite common in the tips but it is typically completely enclosed in host rock and not free-grown.


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24 valid minerals.

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References

Wen, N., Ashworth, J.R. & Ixer, R.A. (1991) Evidence for the mechanism of the reaction producing a bournonite-galena symplectite from meneghinite. Mineralogical Magazine: 55: 153-158.

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