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Ballygown South Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 47' 20'' North , 8° 14' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.7888888889, -8.23472222222


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.

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Barry Flannery (personal observations June 2005)

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