|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 57' 0'' North , 4° 25' 24'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.95009,-4.42352|
|Locality type:||Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Kirkcudbrightshire|
There were two mines at Blackcraig. West Blackcraig was located just south of the military road; East Blackcraig was to the north, where Kirroughtree Forest is today. Both were operated by the Craigtown Mining Company.
Mining lease was granted in 1764 with production in full operation by the 1770s, declining by the 1790s. In the mid 1800s production began again, finally ending in 1917.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
12 valid minerals.
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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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|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. 
419.2 - 443.8 Ma
|Telychian - Rhuddanian|
433.4 - 443.8 Ma