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Auchencairn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Auchencairn- not defined -
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
54° 50' 34'' North , 3° 52' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dalbeattie4,260 (2017)10.5km
Kirkcudbright3,390 (2017)11.3km
Castle Douglas4,070 (2017)11.4km
Southerness170 (2017)18.0km
Gatehouse of Fleet950 (2017)20.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Kirkcudbrightshire


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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Paul Render
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul Render
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Paul Render
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Paul Render
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Bill Gordon collection
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bill Gordon collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: BMS Database; Braithwaite, R. S. W., & Ryback, G. (1994). Reichenbachite from Cornwall and Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 58(392), 449-454.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul Render

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O BaryteBaSO4
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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: 3187615
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: 2027522
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: 3146683
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

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