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Doolin Fluorspar Mine, Lisdoonvarna, The Burren, Co. Clare, Irelandi
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Doolin Fluorspar MineMine
Lisdoonvarna- not defined -
The Burren- not defined -
Co. ClareCounty

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 1' 18'' North , 9° 23' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.02167,-9.38750
GeoHash:G#: gc3mdkk1x
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Lisdoonvarna739 (2013)6.7km
Liscannor129 (2013)8.9km
Lehinch642 (2013)10.5km
Ennistimon957 (2013)10.7km
Kilfenora220 (2013)12.0km

Not to be confused with the extensive phosphate workings nearby. This mine was worked by Irish Steel in 1947 when 45-90 tons of fluorite were raised. Only a concrete capped shaft (being used as a water supply) is visible now.

Shaft is at ITM 506903 697683

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 3 - Halides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
F FluoriteCaF2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 3151306

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: turbidite & delta

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{silt,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]

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Barry Flannery (personal observation)
Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 2001, 22 (2), 229-231

External Links

http://www.ubss.org.uk/resources/proceedings/vol22/UBSS_Proc_22_2_225-233.pdf - Article on Doolin mine (pages 229-231 relate to the fluorite workings).

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