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Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine), Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Irelandi
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Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine)Mine
Carron- not defined -
The Burren- not defined -
Co. ClareCounty

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 1' 52'' North , 9° 4' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.03111,-9.08250
GeoHash:G#: gc3t9q42d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Corofin689 (2013)9.4km
Kilfenora220 (2013)9.7km
Boston570 (2010)10.1km
Ballyvaghan258 (2013)10.7km
Lisdoonvarna739 (2013)13.8km

Victorian era trial for lead in 1863 with no recorded output.

The adit is visible at the bottom of the scarp and consists of a 95m horizontal drive from the face of the scarp which is blocked at the shaft by domestic waste dumped down from the surface 15m above.
Interestingly the level seems to have cross cut a small underground river or cave.
The lode is visible in the roof of the adit but dies out after several tens of meters. It consists of extremely friable colourless fluorite and blocky white calcite with very rare specks of chalcopyrite.

The coordinates given are of the small waste dump and adjacent shaft. The adit level is located at ( 53° 1'49.56"N 9° 4'58.00"W ).

The name of this mine is erroneously given as Castletown in the GSI Open File but should in fact be Mogouhy mine. The confusion arises from the townland name of Castletown immediately south of Carran village (not to be confused with the Castletown 1km SSE of Carran!)

Regions containing this locality

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British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Formula: CuFeS2
Formula: CaF2
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 3 - Halides
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
F FluoriteCaF2
Si QuartzSiO2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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

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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Cole, G.A.J. - Memoir of Localities of Minerals of Economic Importance and Metalliferous Mines in Ireland, p.117)

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