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Claggan Quarry, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 29' 48'' North , 9° 29' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.49667,-9.49028
GeoHash:G#: gc9224c2s
Other regions containing this locality:Ireland (island)
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Tiny roadside quarry/road cutting. Irish Grid Ref: M 015505
Andalusite is found in thin veins throughout the small quarry.


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2 valid minerals.

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: 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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3139046
Dalradian Supergroup

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dalradian Supergroup

Description: marine molasse

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble,greenschist}

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]

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