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Muckross Mine, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 0' 57'' North , 9° 31' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.01583,-9.53222
GeoHash:G#: gc1pzj4y5
Other regions containing this locality:Ireland (island)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Lakeside near Muckross House from where a horse-drawn jaunting car can be hired to take you.
If in the summer, take some insect repellant - the midges are fierce!
Irish grid ref: V 948858.
ITM 494829 585991


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28 valid minerals.

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3146662
Dinantian

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{claystone,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]

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References

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S. Moreton, P. Davidson, D. I. Green And G. Ryback (1999) Unusual Supergene Minerals at Muckross Mine, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 17:19-24

 
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