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Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Quartz veins in Owenahincha

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Rocks covered with green chlorite

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Rocks in Owenahincha

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Quartz veins in Owenahincha

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Rocks covered with green chlorite

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Rocks in Owenahincha

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Quartz veins in Owenahincha

Owenahincha, Co. Cork, Ireland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 33' 44'' North , 8° 59' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.56222,-8.98722
GeoHash:G#: gc1t76xew
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Owenahincha, Co. Chorcaigh, Éire

A beautiful beach with amazing rock formations. Please note the locality marked will cover the entire stretch of rocks starting on the eastern side of the Owenahincha Beach. Before going to this locality check the tide times as during high tides most of the rocks are inaccessible.

Regions containing this locality

Ireland (island)

Island - 484 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Colour: Pinkish (probably covered with feldspar), yellow, clear
Reference: Monika Kertowska Collection
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Monika Kertowska Collection
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Monika Kertowska Collection
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Monika Kertowska Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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: 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]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma

ID: 3157138
Old Red Sandstone

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: continental molasse

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

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]

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

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