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Bay Mine (Bay Vein; Straitstep Vein; Weir's Vein), Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Bay Mine (Bay Vein; Straitstep Vein; Weir's Vein)Mine
Whytes Cleuch- not defined -
WanlockheadVillage
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
55° 24' 14'' North , 3° 47' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NS868137
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sanquhar1,980 (2017)9.5km
Kirkconnel2,070 (2017)13.4km
Douglas1,560 (2017)16.7km
Thornhill1,610 (2017)19.0km
Rigside770 (2017)21.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Dumfriesshire


The vein courses NW-SE across the southern end of Whyte's Cleuch. Leaving the hanging wall of Old Glencrieff vein, and makes an obligue junction to the SW with the footwall of Straitstep vein. Bay vein has been traced for a distance of 1/3 of a mile. It was developed by shallow shafts, and adits.

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


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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

HHydrogen
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)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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