Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Strontian, Highland, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Strontian- not defined -
HighlandCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

This page kindly sponsored by Peter Nancarrow
Key
Lock Map
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
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ballachulish650 (2017)26.5km
Dunbeg610 (2017)29.0km
Isle Of Mull2,667 (2014)30.3km
Fort William5,830 (2017)31.0km
Oban8,540 (2017)31.7km
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.
A Geotrail has been established for visitors.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

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

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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

Select Rock List Type

Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: ko jansen
Ancylite-(Ce)
Formula: CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
'Apatite'
Reference: Paul Render
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
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Colourless
Reference: Brooke, H. J. (1822) Edinburgh Philosophical Journal v6 p112.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Livingstone, 2002
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Green, D.I. and McCallum, D. (2005) Kainosite-(Y) from the Strontian Mines, Highland Region, Scotland. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 26, 23-26.; Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G., Hubbard, N., McCallum, D., and Jackson, B. (2008) Heulandite-Sr and heulandite-Ba, two zeolite group minerals new to Britain from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland Region, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 80-86.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: No reference listed
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Paul Render
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Stephen Moreton collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Paul Render
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: S Rust Collection
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Green, D.I. and McCallum, D. (2005) Kainosite-(Y) from the Strontian Mines, Highland Region, Scotland. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 26, 23-26.
Heulandite-Ba
Formula: (Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Reference: Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G., Hubbard, N., McCallum, D., and Jackson, B. (2008) Heulandite-Sr and heulandite-Ba, two zeolite group minerals new to Britain from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland Region, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 80-86.
Heulandite-Sr
Formula: (Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
Reference: UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, vol. 29, p. 15.; Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G., Hubbard, N., McCallum, D., and Jackson, B. (2008) Heulandite-Sr and heulandite-Ba, two zeolite group minerals new to Britain from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland Region, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 80-86.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Habit: blocky; coffin-shaped
Colour: colourless
Description: Heulandite was first found at Whitesmith Mine by the well-known mineral dealer Richard Barstow (1947 - 1982), who made his one and only trip to the locality with his long-standing collecting partner David Lloyd late in 1979 (David Lloyd, personal communication). Barstow and Lloyd collected 'brewsterite' specimens along the length of the old open cut, but when they were unwrapped and examined, a few looked a little different. They were identified as heulandite, a mineral not previously known from Strontian. Most of the specimens were sold, but Barstow and Lloyd retained the two best for their personal collections. They display blocky colourless crystals up to about 8 mm in length, with a slightly pearly lustre, in cavities with hexagonal 'nailhead' calcite, cubooctahedral pyrite and occasional brewsterite.
Reference: National Museum of Scotland collection.; Green, D.I., Tindle, A.G., Hubbard, N., McCallum, D., and Jackson, B. (2008) Heulandite-Sr and heulandite-Ba, two zeolite group minerals new to Britain from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland Region, Scotland. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 80-86.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: S Rust Collection
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'
Reference: Paul Render
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Strontianite (TL)
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1885 6 : 173-174
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: No reference listed
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ancylite-(Ce)5.DC.05CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strontianite (TL)5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Brewsterite-Ba9.GE.20(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Brewsterite-Sr (TL)9.GE.20(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Heulandite-Ba9.GE.05(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Heulandite-Sr9.GE.05(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
Kainosite-(Y)9.CF.10Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Brewsterite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Mica Group'-

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, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Brewsterite-Ba-(Ba,Sr)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
Brewsterite-Sr (TL)-(Sr,Ba,Ca)[Al2Si6O16] · 5H2O
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Heulandite-Ba-(Ba,Ca,K)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 22H2O
Heulandite-Sr-(Sr,Na,Ca)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 24H2O
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

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

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

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

Sort by

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.

External Links


Localities in this Region
Show map


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: January 23, 2019 16:46:44 Page generated: January 23, 2019 01:55:40
Go to top of page