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Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry, Irelandi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Baile an Bhuinneánaigh
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 30' 34'' North , 9° 40' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.50972,-9.67194
GeoHash:G#: gc34ezj57
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ballybunnion1,354 (2013)0.2km
Ballyduff532 (2013)6.5km
Causeway264 (2013)11.5km
Lixnaw634 (2013)12.2km
Ballylongford418 (2013)14.0km


Shale cliffs in dangerously tidal coves on the coast north of Ballybunnion.
People have drowned after being cut off by the tide here. Beware!

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcomenite
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Felsőbányaite
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Metasideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcomenite4.JH.05CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Felsőbányaite7.DD.05Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Metasideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Felsőbányaite31.4.4.1Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Metasideronatrite31.8.4.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Chalcomenite34.2.2.1CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SeSelenium
Se ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O

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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3143754
Namurian

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: turbidite & delta

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{silt,sandstone}

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]

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Moreton, S., Ryback, G., & Aspen, P. (1995). Basaluminite, hydronium jarosite, metasideronatrite and sideronatrite. Four sulphate minerals new to Ireland: from Ballybunnion, County Kerry. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 1-5.

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