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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 1' 0'' North , 9° 21' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.01692,-9.36528
GeoHash:G#: gc3mdgkmv
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Lisdoonvarna739 (2013)5.4km
Liscannor129 (2013)8.5km
Ennistimon957 (2013)9.4km
Lehinch642 (2013)9.6km
Kilfenora220 (2013)10.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Doolin Phosphate Mine

Site of a relatively large war-time phosphate working that operated until 1947.

General location of the mine site is at ITM 508233 697148.

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite var: Collophane'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'var: Collophane'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'var: Collophane'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F

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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3192030
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]

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Mid-20th century mines in the Doolin area (Patrick Cronin)
Raftery, J. (1941). A Bronze Zoomorphic Brooch and Other Objects from Toomullin, Co. Clare. The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 11(2), 56-60.

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