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Strontian, Highland, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 41' 43'' North , 5° 34' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.69539,-5.57118
GeoHash:G#: gfh491p4w
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Argyllshire


Old mining district.
The type locality for two Sr minerals, and the reason for the naming of the element Sr.
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Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK

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

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Ancylite-(Ce)
Formula: CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
'Apatite'
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Brewsterite'
Brewsterite-Ba
Formula: (Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Reference: Probed (Marco E. Ciriotti information)
Brewsterite-Sr (TL)
Formula: (Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Reference: Brooke, H. J. (1822) Edinburgh Philosophical Journal v6 p112.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Livingstone, 2002
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Feldspar Group'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Stephen Moreton collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'
'Granitic gneiss'
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Heulandite-Ba
Formula: (Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Heulandite-Sr
Formula: (Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
'Heulandite subgroup'
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Kainosite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hubbard, N., Green, D.I., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) Barium Zeolites and Calcioancylite-(Ce) From Guisachan Quarry, Tomich, Highland, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 73-79.
'Mica Group'
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Schist'
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Strontianite (TL)
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1885 6 : 173-174
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Millerite'2.CC.20NiS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ancylite-(Ce)'5.DC.05CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Hydrozincite'5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Strontianite' (TL)5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Brewsterite-Ba'9.GE.20(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
'Brewsterite-Sr' (TL)9.GE.20(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
'Chamosite'9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
'Harmotome'9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
'Heulandite-Ba'9.GE.05(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
'Heulandite-Sr'9.GE.05(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
'Kainosite-(Y)'9.CF.10Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
'Titanite'9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Brewsterite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granitic gneiss'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Mica Group'-
'Schist'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite (TL)14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Ancylite-(Ce)16b.1.1.1CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 60 - CYCLOSILICATES Four-Membered Rings
Four-Membered Rings with other anion groups
Kainosite-(Y)60.2.1.1Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
'Brewsterite'77.1.7.1
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Brewsterite-Ba-(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Brewsterite-Sr (TL)-(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granitic gneiss'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Heulandite-Ba-(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Heulandite-Sr-(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
'Mica Group'-
'Schist'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
H Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
H Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
H Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
CCarbon
C Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
O Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
O Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Na Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
AlAluminium
Al Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Al Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Al Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
SiSilicon
Si Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Si Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Si Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
Si Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MilleriteNiS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
K Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Ca Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
Ca Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
SrStrontium
Sr Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
Sr Brewsterite-Sr(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr Heulandite-Sr(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
YYttrium
Y Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Brewsterite-Ba(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ba Heulandite-Ba(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
CeCerium
Ce Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187787
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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 Devonian - Ludlow
393.3 - 427.4 Ma



ID: 2026854
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Late Silurian To Early Devonian

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 427.4 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

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

Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma



ID: 3143420
Cambrian granite

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Granite 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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bald (1807) Valuation of the Estate of Ardnamurchan and Sunart. Scottish Records Office, AF 49/2/1 (Estate plan: RHP72). (marks and names many of the shafts.)
Russell, A. (1919) Report on the Strontian mines, Sunart estate, Strontian, Argyllshire. British Geological Survey records.
Green, D.L. and McCallum, D. (2005) Kainosite-(Y) from the Strontian Mines, Highland Region, Scotland. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 26, 23-26.

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