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Frizington Mine, Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UKi
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Frizington MineMine
Arlecdon & FrizingtonCivil Parish
EnglandConstituent Country

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° North , 3° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~2km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:North and Western Region; Cumberland

Frizington is a village (along with Egremont and Cleator Moor) in the heart of the old West Cumberland (now Cumbrian) iron mining district. Numerous individual mines were located in a relatively small area surrounding these villages, some, such as Mowbray, Pallaflats, Biggrigg, etc. are still famous for their specimens despite closure of most in the early 20th century. Minerals of Northern England by Symes and Young (2008) makes mention of a "Frizington Park" mine but give few details. (Thanks to Jesse Fisher for the clarification.)
Whether or not there was ever a mine known as the "Frizington Mine" is disputed. The Frizington Mining company and/or the Frizington Coal company may have referred to their mines as the "Frizington Mine". See the discussion under

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian Plate (Eurasia Plate)Plate
British IslesGroup of Islands
West Cumberland Iron Field, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UKOre Field

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification


List of minerals for each chemical element

O BaryteBaSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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