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Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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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
Name(s) in local language(s):Baile an Bhuinneánaigh


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

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Ireland (island)

Island - 484 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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18 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: 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.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: 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.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: 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.
Chalcomenite
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Description: Blue crystals (~<0.4mm) on joint surfaces of black shale from coastal cliffs near Doon East, north of Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry. J. G. Francis, and G. Ryback (1987) Mineral. Mag. 51,751.
Reference: Francis, J.G. & Ryback, G. (1987) Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 51, 751.; 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: 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.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Felsőbányaite
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Colour: White
Description: First Irish occurrence.
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: 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.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: 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.
Metasideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..; 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.
'Shale'
Reference: 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.
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Moreton et al. (1995) Irish J. Earth Sciences, 14, 1-5..

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chalcomenite'4.JH.05CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
'Felsőbányaite'7.DD.05Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Hydroniumjarosite'7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Melanterite'7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
'Metasideronatrite'7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
'Sideronatrite'7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Crandallite'8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Turquoise'8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
'Wavellite'8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Shale'-

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, Rocks, etc.
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Shale'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

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

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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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