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Maughold Head ironstone mines, Maughold, Isle of Man

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 18' 1'' North , 4° 19' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.30031,-4.31694
GeoHash:G#: gcsuvv0d0
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


There are/were a series of deposits at Maurghold Head.

The Glebe Mine located near Maurghold village approximately 800 metres North-East of the village and 100 metres North West of the Vicarage.

The Drynane Mine was located on the southern side of Maurghold Head in an inlet approximately 450 metres east of Port Mooar.

Both of these mines extended out to sea and mining ceased circa 1893.

The Ballajora Iron Mine was located near the Margher-e-breck homestead and operated circa 1858 to 1874.

The Co-ordinates are general for Maughold Head.


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2 valid minerals.

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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3187373
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2027404
Ordovician Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3141944
Early Ordovician sandstone

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{claystone,siltstone}

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]

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References

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A. Pearce & G. Rose (1979) Mining Remains in the Isle of Man. PDMHS Bulletin (Mining History) 7:216-230
Leech, F. (1861) Leech's Guide and Directory of the Isle of Man, its Scenery, History, popular Customs, &c., Chapter VI. F Leech, Printer & Publisher, Hulme, Isle of Man (updated 2001).
Lamplugh, G.W. (1903) The Geology of the Isle of Man. Memoirs of the Geological Survey. United Kingdom.

 
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