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Laharran Quarry, Minane Bridge, Tracton, Co. Cork, Irelandi
Regional Level Types
Laharran QuarryQuarry
Minane BridgeBridge
Tracton- not defined -
Co. Cork- not defined -

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 45' 44'' North , 8° 22' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Fountainstown894 (2017)5.5km
Carrigaline14,775 (2013)5.8km
Crosshaven2,093 (2017)6.3km
Churchbay322 (2017)7.2km
Shanbally337 (2013)7.9km

Small quarry which is difficult to find. We enquired at a house which we thought was nearby, and the chap insisted on getting in his car and taking us the remaining half mile or so personally! We later returned to show him some of the Wavellite we'd found ("So why would you want to come all this way to be looking for some o' dat?").
Irish grid ref: W749565
For permission, enquire at the riding school a little down the road to the SE.

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SiO2
Habit: Massive
Colour: White, often iron-stained oranged
Description: Massive material, found as vein constituents (which usually host wavellite).
Reference: Stephen Moreton (pers. comm.)
Variscite ?
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Habit: Radiating crystals and perfect spheres up to 1.6cm
Colour: White, blue/green, pink
Description: Spheres of wavellite are extremely rare but can be very fine when they do occur. Rosettes on fracture surfaces are common, but confined to one narrow horizon.
Reference: Green et al, (2007) Wavellite: its discovery and occurrences in the British Isles. UKJMM, 28, 11-30

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Variscite ?8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Variscite ? · 2H2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O

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