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Portree, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland, UKi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 24' 44'' North , 6° 11' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.41247,-6.19602
GeoHash:G#: gf5we585y
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Portree2,410 (2017)0.1km
Broadford760 (2017)25.5km
Kyle of Lochalsh650 (2017)32.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Inverness-shire


Ref.:
Sweet, J. M. (1961): Tacharanite and other hydrated calcium silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineral. Mag. 32, 745-753.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

14 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Apophyllite'
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Chabazite'
Reference: No reference listed
'Chlorite Group'
Garronite-Ca
Formula: Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Gyrolite (TL)
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: BMS Database
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lévyne'
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Sweet, J. M., Bothwell, D. I., & Williams, D. L. (1961). Tacharanite and Other Hydrated Calcium Silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineral. Mag, 32, 745-53.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: BMS Database
'Stilbite subgroup'
Tacharanite (TL)
Formula: Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Type Locality:
Reference: Sweet, J. M. (1961): Tacharanite and other hydrated calcium silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineralogical Magazine 32, 745-753; [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p681]
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Sweet, J. M., Bothwell, D. I., & Williams, D. L. (1961). Tacharanite and Other Hydrated Calcium Silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineral. Mag, 32, 745-53.
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Tobermorite
Formula: [Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Reference: [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
Xonotlite
Formula: Ca6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Reference: Sweet, J. M., Bothwell, D. I., & Williams, D. L. (1961). Tacharanite and Other Hydrated Calcium Silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineral. Mag, 32, 745-53.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Garronite-Ca9.GC.05Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Gyrolite (TL)9.EE.30NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Tacharanite (TL)9.HA.75Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tobermorite9.DG.10[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Xonotlite9.DG.35Ca6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca-Na subgroup
Xonotlite66.3.1.1Ca6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Tacharanite (TL)72.3.2.6Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Tobermorite72.3.2.1[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
Gyrolite (TL)73.2.2c.1NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Garronite-Ca77.1.3.3Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
H TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
H Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
O TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
O Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Na Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Al TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Al Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Si TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Si Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Ca TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Ca Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3188621
Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 2030406
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Palaeogene

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava and mafic tuff

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Paleocene
56 - 66 Ma



ID: 3161798
Palaeocene basalt

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

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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