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Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UKi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 14' 26'' North , 6° 30' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.24081,-6.51156
GeoHash:G#: gcg67b63j
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bushmills1,309 (2016)4.0km
Ballintoy Harbour2,103 (2018)9.0km
Portrush6,684 (2016)10.1km
Portstewart8,394 (2016)14.4km
Coleraine25,681 (2016)15.5km


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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
British IslesGroup of Islands
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province
Ireland (island)Island

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13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: Clear to golden
Reference: Trevor Boyd Collection
'Chabazite'
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Reference: BMNH specimen
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Description: From Benanouran Head and other areas of the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim.
Reference: Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'Clinoptilolite'
Description: Transparent flat prisms up to 5 mm long in cavities in tholeiitic basalt at Port Noffer, Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim; XRD and electron microprobe identification. I. Adair, pers. comm., 1986. [First record of undoubted clinoptilolite from the British Isles.]
Reference: Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/cowlesite.pdf.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177.; Nawaz, R. (1984) New data on cowlesite from Northern Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 48, 565-6.
'Erionite'
Reference: [MinRec 20:395]
Erionite-K
Formula: (K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: Luigi Matei photo
Erionite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. [as "erionite"]; Passaglia E., Artioli G. and Gualtieri A. (1998): Crystal chemistry of the zeolites erionite and offretite. American Mineralogist 83, 577-589; Jaroslaw Skupiewski; RRUFF database-specimen I.D R061126
'Gismondine'
Reference: Wilson O., Dyer A., Enamy H. (2003): Zeolites of the Britsh Isles. British Micromount Society, Occasional Paper 15, 1-29
Gobbinsite
Formula: Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Reference: Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Rutley, F. (1900) Elements of Mineralogy, 12th Ed.;
'Lévyne'
Reference: Trevor Boyd Collection; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177.
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Paulingite-K
Formula: (K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Reference: Jaroslaw Skupiewski
'Paulingite-Na'
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Reference: Passaglia, E., Gualtieri, A., Marchi, E. (2001): The crystal chemistry of Paulingite, European Journal of Mineralogy. Vol. 13, 113-119
'Phillipsite'
'Phillipsite var: Wellsite'
Formula: (K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
Description: Colourless, whitish or orange-tinged twinned crystals (<5 mm) resembling phillipsite, in cavities in tholeiitic basalt at Benanouran Head. Identified by morphology, XRD, and electron microprobe analysis.
Reference: Adair, I. (1986) pers. comm.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Wilson O., Dyer A., Enamy H. (2003): Zeolites of the Britsh Isles. British Micromount Society, Occasional Paper 15, 1-29
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Preston, J. and Adair, I. (1986) pers. comm.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
'Thomsonite'
Colour: Grey/opaque
Reference: Wilson O., Dyer A., Enamy H. (2003): Zeolites of the Britsh Isles. British Micromount Society, Occasional Paper 15, 1-29; Trevor Boyd Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Na9.GD.10(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Cowlesite9.GG.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Erionite-K9.GD.20(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Erionite-Na9.GD.20(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Gismondine'9..
Gobbinsite9.GC.05Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Paulingite-K9.GC.35(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Paulingite-Na'-(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
'Phillipsite'-
'var: Wellsite'-(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cowlesite77.1.5.8CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
Gobbinsite77.1.3.4Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
Chabazite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
Erionite-K-(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Erionite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Paulingite-K-(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
'Paulingite-Na'-(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
'Phillipsite'-
'var: Wellsite'-(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
H CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
H Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
H Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
H Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
H Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
O CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
O Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
O Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Na Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Na Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Na Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Na Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Al CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Al Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Al Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Al Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Al Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Al Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Si CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Si Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Si Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
KPotassium
K Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
K Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
K Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
K Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
K Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Ca Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Ca Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ca Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
BaBarium
Ba Paulingite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Ba Paulingite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5[Al10Si35O90] · 45H2O
Ba Phillipsite (var: Wellsite)(K,Ba,Ca,K2)Al2Si6O16 · 6H2O

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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Paleocene
56 - 66 Ma



ID: 3140482
Palaeocene undifferentiated

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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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