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Slateford, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 55' 35'' North , 3° 14' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.92666,-3.24347
GeoHash:G#: gcvwnjnhm
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:, Mid Lothian


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Lothian, Scotland, UK

55 mineral species & varietal names listed

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Description: as sulphur yellow granular aggregates infilling cracks in an altering pyrite nodule from Slateford, Edinburgh. Associated minerals are coquimbite, rozenite, and voltaite. RSM specimen donated by Mr Sutherland in 1951. ID confirmed by X-ray diffraction in 1979.
Reference: Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Reference: Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Copiapite'7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Coquimbite'7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
'Rozenite'7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
'Voltaite'7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
OOxygen
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
AlAluminium
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
SSulfur
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S PyriteFeS2
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
KPotassium
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
FeIron
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O

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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3162391
Early Carboniferous sandstone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

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

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]

Visean - Osagean
330.9 - 351.5 Ma



ID: 2035972
Strathclyde Group

Age: Mississippian (330.9 - 351.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Strathclyde Group

Lithology: Sedimentary rock cycles, strathclyde group type

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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