Ballinglen, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 49' 25'' North , 6° 25' 10'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.82381,-6.41959|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Vein-type scheelite-cassiterite-sulphide mineralizations in a complex of microtonalite sheets within an area 8 km long x 1.5 km wide. The mineralization is best developed around Ballinglen, SW of Aughrim. The deposit was discovered in the 1970s by Irish Base Metals, but considered uneconomic.
23 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.