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Tigroney Mine (East Avoca Open Pit; St. Patrick's Mine), Avoca, Co. Wicklow, Irelandi
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Tigroney Mine (East Avoca Open Pit; St. Patrick's Mine)Mine
Avoca- not defined -
Co. Wicklow- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 52' 57'' North , 6° 12' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.88250,-6.21361
GeoHash:G#: gc7sfdgqu
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Avoca753 (2013)3.3km
Ballinaclash301 (2017)4.2km
Redcross241 (2013)4.6km
Rathdrum1,586 (2013)5.1km
Barndarrig233 (2017)7.3km


Large open cast on east side of valley. Has largely obliterated earlier workings. Extensive ochreous dumps, poor in specimens nowadays.

ITM 720224 682787

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


13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Andrew, C.J et al (1986) Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland, 76
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Native copper was well-known from the old workings. However, modern specimens, from the 850 level, are post-mining in origin.
Reference: Dr Stephen Moreton, unpublished observation
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: King, Robert Joseph, Evans, A. M., 1964. An occurrence of morenosite in Ireland, Mineralogical Magazine, 33 (267), p. 1110-1113

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Morenosite7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SulphurS8
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
NiNickel
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3157966
S Mayo trough; S Connemara Group; SW Curlew Mountains; Tyrone; Longford-Down massif; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Grp.

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Connemara Group; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Group

Description: turbidite

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{sandstone,rhyolite group,basalt group}

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3192619
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate volcanic 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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