Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine), Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Irelandi
|Regional Level Types|
|Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine)||Mine|
|Carron||- not defined -|
|The Burren||- not defined -|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||53° 1' 52'' North , 9° 4' 57'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||53.03111,-9.08250|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
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
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|British Isles||Group of Islands|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
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 9 - NORMAL HALIDES|
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|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.