Ballygown South Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 47' 20'' North , 8° 14' 5'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.78889,-8.23472|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Victorian era ''calamine'' workings. The walls of the furnace building remain with adjacent limonite-rich spoil heaps. There is also a nearby engine house and a moderately sized albeit partially flooded opencast pit.
Irish grid ref: R840710
Situation June 2005:
Spoil heaps still remain intact however the mineralized spoil is becoming increasingly difficult to find. The vast majority of spoil has oxidised beyond specimen grade material and is seldom worth picking up.
Having said that diligent digging will sometimes produce hemimorphite.
25 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. 
419.2 - 443.8 Ma