|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||53° 12' 59'' North , 6° 9' 31'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||53.21639,-6.15861|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Ireland (island)|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Site of an old lead smelter to which ore was brought from all over Ireland in the 19th century. The smelter flues run up the hillside and terminate at a prominent chimney on the hill top. The site also has its own little lead mine. The lower workings are mostly obliterated, but a small opencast trench remains below the chimney, with some spoil tips amongst the trees below. One can find cerussite crystals and pieces of galena in this area although it is quite difficult!
ITM 722986 720013
7 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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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. 
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
|S Mayo trough; S Connemara Group; SW Curlew Mountains; Tyrone; Longford-Down massif; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Grp.|
Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Connemara Group; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Group
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.