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.
25 valid minerals.
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Barry Flannery (personal observations June 2005)