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Keem, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connacht, Irelandi
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Keem- not defined -
Achill IslandIsland
County MayoCounty
ConnachtProvince
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
53° 58' 14'' North , 10° 11' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dooagh582 (2014)4.3km
Achill Sound275 (2014)17.1km
Mulranny242 (2017)27.8km
Belmullet1,089 (2017)31.1km
Louisburgh422 (2017)34.1km


Depression by the roadside, overlooking Keem Strand. Has been systematically excavated, including by mechanical digger, to provide specimens for sale to tourists. Much of what is offerred locally nowadays is actually South American!
Very little can be found nowadays and collecting is more or less prohibited but amethyst may still be found if one is willing to shift tonnes of overburden.

ITM 456278 804609

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: in the collection of S. Callaghan
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Description: Probably Ireland's best amethyst location.
Reference: Nicholson, A. (1847). Ireland's welcome to the stranger: or An excursion through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the purpose of personally investigating the condition of the poor. By A. Nicholson. Baker and Scribner.
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.curriehj.freeserve.co.uk/republic.htm
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Description: Doubtful
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Description:
Reference: Observation by Stephen Callaghan.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz-SiO2
var: Milky Quartz-SiO2
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2

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Barry Flannery (personal observation)

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