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Strontian, North West Highlands, 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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26 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187787
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 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]

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References

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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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