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Cove Vein, Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Cove VeinVein
Whytes Cleuch- not defined -
WanlockheadVillage
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 24' 15'' North , 3° 46' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.40422,-3.78159
GeoHash:G#: gcv71yn2f
UK National Grid Reference:NS872137
Locality type:Vein
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sanquhar1,980 (2017)9.8km
Kirkconnel2,070 (2017)13.8km
Douglas1,560 (2017)16.8km
Thornhill1,610 (2017)19.0km
Rigside770 (2017)21.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Dumfriesshire


Cove vein was developed by shafts and adits approximately at the middle of Whytes Cleuch. The vein courses NNW-SSE for a distance of 1 mile.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Strathclyde, Scotland, UKRegion (Historical)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


30 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Steve Rust
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chenite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: S.Rust collection
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: Blocky
Colour: Dark brown
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: S Rust Collection
Elyite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: S Rust collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: S.Rust Collection
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mattheddleite
Formula: Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: White-colourless
Reference: S Rust collection
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: S Rust Collection
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Steve Rust
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Susannite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Steve Rust
Wroewolfeite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Susannite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Chenite7.BC.70Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Elyite7.DF.65Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Lanarkite7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wroewolfeite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Corkite8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Phosphohedyphane8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Mattheddleite9.AH.25Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Susannite17.1.3.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chenite30.1.16.1Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Elyite30.1.2.1Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Lanarkite30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Wroewolfeite31.4.2.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Mattheddleite52.4.9.6Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Phosphohedyphane-Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HematiteFe2O3
O BaryteBaSO4
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S GalenaPbS
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
S ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Cl PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186080
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. [154]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3137211
Ordovician sandstone

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone}

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]

Caradocian
449 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 2026208
Portpatrick Formation And Glenwhargen Formation (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Ordovician (449 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Scaur Group

Lithology: Wacke

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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