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Gortdrum Mine, Monard, Co. Tipperary, Irelandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
52° 31' 18'' North , 8° 11' 12'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Monard205 (2017)2.7km
Oola311 (2017)4.9km
Tipperary4,976 (2012)5.8km
Cappawhite369 (2017)6.8km
Donaskeagh147 (2017)7.1km


This open-cast copper mine discovered in 1963 and worked from 1967-1975 is unique being the only mine in the British Isles to have produced mercury, albeit as a by-product. Most of this came from mercurian tennantite, but cinnabar crystals up to 2 mm have been found by collectors scouring the enormous dumps.
It is also home to the exceedingly rare gortdrumite and to the best tyrolite from the British Isles.

Grid ref: R870410

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33 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Habit: Tabular
Colour: Blue
Description: Found infrequently in association with oxidised copper ores. Ironically it was said be found in considerable quantity and good quality in the extreme top of the orebody/oxidisation zone.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.; Steed, G.M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 1.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Steed, G.M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 1.
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Description: In dolomitized greywackes at Gortdrum mine, near Tipperary, Co. Tipperary; a grain (90µm) was analysed by electron microprobe. M. J. Duane (1981) unpubl. Ph.D. thesis, University of Dublin; M. J. Duane, H. J. Welke and H. L. Allsopp (1986) Geology 14, 477-80.
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.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177.; Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Steed, G.M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 1.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Colour: Golden metallic
Description: Found in dolomite vugs in association with cinnabar or as massive lumps.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection; Steed, G. M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: A vein of massive cadmian cinnabar (ca. 1.5% Cd), with inclusions of cadmian metacinnabarite (11.1% Cd) and mercurian sphalerite (12.9% Hg), occurred in the topmost part of the ore deposit.
Reference: Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. [BM(NH) specimens, collected by A. J. Criddle in 1970].; Steed, G.M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Steed, G.M. in Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F., eds. (1986) Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland, Irish Association for Economic Geology, Dublin Conference, 1984, pp. 481-499.; 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.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.; Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: XRD at Manchester Museum
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Habit: Rhombs
Colour: White, tan, light brown
Description: Very commonly found as massive strings and veins through host rock but also as tan coloured rhombs which host the bulk of the crystallized minerals such as cinnabar, tennantite, chalcopyrite...etc.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection; Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Habit: Rhombs
Colour: Brownish, iron coloured
Reference: Steed, G. M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Duane, M.J. (1988) Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.; 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.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 1.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gortdrumite (TL)
Formula: Cu24Fe2Hg9S23
Type Locality:
Habit: Lath like crystals, similar to stibnite
Colour: Grey
Description: Extremely rare, found in association/similar conditions (dolomite vugs) with cinnabar.
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1983) 47, 35-36.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Lavendulan ?
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Leucoxene
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: Botryoidal/Mammilated
Colour: Green
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: A vein of massive cadmian cinnabar (ca. 1.5% Cd), with inclusions of cadmian metacinnabarite (11.1% Cd) and mercurian sphalerite (12.9% Hg), occurred in the topmost part of the ore deposit.
Reference: Steed, G.M. in Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F., eds. (1986) Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland, Irish Association for Economic Geology, Dublin Conference, 1984, pp. 481-499.; 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.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
'Native Amalgam'
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Colour: Grey
Description: Rare grey metallic crystals associated with ferroan dolomite. Thin dull brassy sheets on grey baryte with tennantite in limestone (British Museum of Natural History specimens collected by A.J. Criddle & G.S. Byrne in 1974)
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.; Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Duane, M. J. (1988). Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 23(1), 50-57.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Silver var: Kongsbergite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: No reference listed
Smolyaninovite
Formula: Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Reference: NHM (London) Specimen, XRD verified Oct 2011
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.
Sphalerite var: Mercurian Sphalerite
Formula: (Zn,Hg)S
Description: A vein of massive cadmian cinnabar (ca. 1.5% Cd), with inclusions of cadmian metacinnabarite (11.1% Cd) and mercurian sphalerite (12.9% Hg), occurred in the topmost part of the ore deposit.
Reference: Steed, G.M. in Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F., eds. (1986) Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland, Irish Association for Economic Geology, Dublin Conference, 1984, pp. 481-499.; 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.
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Description: An accessory ore mineral at this locality.
Reference: Morrissey, C.J., Davis, G.R. and Steed, G.M. (1971) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall., sect. B, 80, 174-85.; Steed, G.M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, pp. 35-36.; Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.; 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.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Habit: Tetrahedral
Colour: Grey
Description: Contains up to 12 % mercury.
Reference: Stephen Moreton and Barry Flannery Collections Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.
Tennantite var: Mercurian Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Description: A major ore mineral at this locality. Hg up to nearly 12% at the top of the deposit, decreasing to <1% with depth.
Reference: Steed, G. M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.; 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.
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Colour: Light lustrous green/blue
Description: Quite likely the finest example of tyrolite in the British Isle
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.; Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
var: Kongsbergite1.AA.05(Ag,Hg)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Gortdrumite (TL)2.BD.10Cu24Fe2Hg9S23
Metacinnabar2.CB.05aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Mercurian Sphalerite2.CB.05a(Zn,Hg)S
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
var: Mercurian Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brannerite4.DH.05UTi2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Lavendulan ?8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Smolyaninovite8.CH.55Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Leucoxene-
'Native Amalgam'-(Ag,Hg)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Miscellaneous
Gortdrumite (TL)2.16.14.1Cu24Fe2Hg9S23
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1UTi2O6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Smolyaninovite40.5.8.1Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan ?42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Leucoxene-
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
'Native Amalgam'-(Ag,Hg)
Silver
var: Kongsbergite
-(Ag,Hg)
Sphalerite
var: Mercurian Sphalerite
-(Zn,Hg)S
Tennantite
var: Mercurian Tennantite
-Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BranneriteUTi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S CinnabarHgS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
S Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
S SphaleriteZnS
S Sphalerite (var: Mercurian Sphalerite)(Zn,Hg)S
S MetacinnabarHgS
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
TiTitanium
Ti BranneriteUTi2O6
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Fe SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
CuCopper
Cu GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CopperCu
Cu Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Sphalerite (var: Mercurian Sphalerite)(Zn,Hg)S
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
As SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag Silver (var: Kongsbergite)(Ag,Hg)
Ag Native Amalgam(Ag,Hg)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg Silver (var: Kongsbergite)(Ag,Hg)
Hg Tennantite (var: Mercurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
Hg Sphalerite (var: Mercurian Sphalerite)(Zn,Hg)S
Hg MetacinnabarHgS
Hg Native Amalgam(Ag,Hg)
BiBismuth
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3
UUranium
U BranneriteUTi2O6

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: 3143524
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]

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

References

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Duane, M.J. (1988) Genesis, mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium in the Gortdrum stratiform copper deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita 23, 50-57.
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.


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