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Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine), Carran, The Burren, Clare County, Munster, Irelandi
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Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine)Mine
CarranVillage
The Burren- not defined -
Clare CountyCounty
MunsterProvince
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
53° 1' 52'' North , 9° 4' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
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!)

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Barry Flannery (personal observations)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Barry Flannery (personal observations)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Barry Flannery (personal observations)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Barry Flannery (personal observations)

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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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