Hook Lighthouse, Hook Head, Co. Wexford, Ireland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 7' 25'' North , 6° 55' 45'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.12375,-6.92937|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Series of calcite veins in limestone, exposed below the lighthouse. A small quantity of the veins contain galena and minor pyrite. The rocks form part of the wave-cut platform and are therefore exposed to the sea. In many places the coarse vein calcite has dissolved away to leave the galena (showing mainly an octahedral form) attached to the remaining limestone.
This locality is better known for its Lower Carboniferous fossil fauna and hammering the outcrops is discouraged.
Irish Grid Ref: X733 973
ITM: 673241 597351
3 valid minerals.
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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. 
323.2 - 358.9 Ma