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Hills Port, Gobbins, Island Magee, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 48' 1'' North , 5° 41' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.80028,-5.69194
GeoHash:G#: gcezy2p6b
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


At the coastal escarpment near Hills Port, south of The Gobbins. In amygdales in basalts. Irish grid ref. J 485972. Park in roadside lay-by at J 480978 and follow the path down past the Gobbins. Note: Specimens are small!

Regions containing this locality

North Atlantic Igneous Province

Large Igneous Province - 387 mineral species & varietal names listed

Ireland (island)

Island - 484 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: http://www.habitas.org.uk/escr/summary.asp?item=527
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982). Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9.
'Chabazite'
Reference: Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982). Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9.
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: http://www.habitas.org.uk/escr/summary.asp?item=527
'Gmelinite'
Reference: Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982). Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9.
Gobbinsite (TL)
Formula: Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Description: occurring as compact radiating masses filling cavities in amygdaloidal basalt
Reference: Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9. Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Description: Ryback et al. (1988): "A heulandite-like mineral with, in some cases, Mg > (Ca + Na + K), from Island Magee, Co. Antrim, is under investigation; possibly a new species. R. Nawaz and I. Adair, unpublished data."
Reference: Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.; http://www.habitas.org.uk/escr/summary.asp?item=527
'Lévyne'
Reference: http://www.habitas.org.uk/escr/summary.asp?item=527
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: http://www.habitas.org.uk/escr/summary.asp?item=527
Paranatrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'Tetranatrolite'
Description: Fibrous, compact, intimately associated with thomsonite and gonnardite and accompanied by paranatrolite, in white to pink spherules up to 3 cm across in basalt. XRD and electron microprobe identification.
Reference: Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Nawaz, R. and Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a New Zeolite Mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 340, pp. 365-369.; Nawaz, R. Unpublished data on UM specimens.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
'UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaH'
Formula: Ba-Al-Si-O-H
Description: Single-crystal XRD photographs of gobbinsite from the type locality indicate the presence of an oriented second phase with cell dimensions and Miller indices similar to those of merlinoite.
Reference: Nawaz, R., Malone, J.F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag.: 46: 365-369; Dunn, P.J., Fleischer, M., Francis, C.A., Langley, R.H., Kissin, S.A., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A., Zilczer, J.A. (1984) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 814 (abstract). Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Analcime'9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Cowlesite'9.GG.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
'Gobbinsite' (TL)9.GC.05Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
'Gonnardite'9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
'Natrolite'9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Paranatrolite'9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Tetranatrolite'-
'Thomsonite'-
'UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaH'-Ba-Al-Si-O-H

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cowlesite77.1.5.8CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Gobbinsite (TL)77.1.3.4Na5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Paranatrolite77.1.5.3Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Tetranatrolite'-
'Thomsonite'-
'UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaH'-Ba-Al-Si-O-H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
H GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaHBa-Al-Si-O-H
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
O GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaHBa-Al-Si-O-H
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Al GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaHBa-Al-Si-O-H
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Si GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaHBa-Al-Si-O-H
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba UM1982-15-SiO:AlBaHBa-Al-Si-O-H

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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Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2032576
Hibernian Greensands Formation And Ulster White Limestone Formation (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hibernian Greensands Formation; Ulster White Limestone Formation

Lithology: Chalk and sandstone

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

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3187383
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Triassic - Permian
201.3 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3154725
Permian sandstone

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{claystone,conglomerate}

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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Nawaz, R., & Malone, J. F. (1982) Gobbinsite, a new zeolite mineral from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Mineral. Mag, 46, 365-9.
Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.

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