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Ballynoe mine (Magcobar mine), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Irelandi
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Ballynoe mine (Magcobar mine)Mine
Silvermines DistrictDistrict
Co. Tipperary- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 47' 23'' North , 8° 15' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.78972,-8.25556
GeoHash:G#: gc6hk4h6r
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Silvermines288 (2017)1.3km
Nenagh5,500 (2015)8.9km
Newtown296 (2013)10.2km
Nenagh Bridge6,672 (2010)11.0km
Reardnogy176 (2017)11.6km


Opencast barite mine, now abandoned and flooded. Extensive dumps with large quantities of rotting pyrite. Dolomite and calcite vugs contain various crystalline sulphides but are hard to find.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Cornwall
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Blue
Description: Found at the 18th century copper workings just above the opencast-no affliation with the Magcobar openpit.
Reference: Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: Chisel Shaped
Colour: Translucent, White
Description: Barite in massive form is particularly abundant-it being the primary ore mined although well formed crystals are incredibly rare and exceptionnally difficult to find making the single known specimen quite important. A cabinet specimen showing well formed chisel-shaped crystals and minor pyrite cubes (well oxidised, leaving little more than limonite and iron staining). Cockcomb barite has also been reported from the site.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection and Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.); Econ Geol (1987) 82:371-394; Econ Geol (1984) 79:529-548
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Scalenohedral, Nail-Head
Colour: Translucent, White
Description: Crystallized specimen have only been observed in the drill cores visible at the site. The large albeit barren spoil heaps have some very rare specimens with calcite infilling sulfide vugs.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: Octahedral
Colour: Golden Metallic
Description: One specimen showed a single well formed albeit microscopic crystal group about 1mm across on calcite.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Habit: Rhombs
Colour: Tan/White
Description: Found quite commonly in the drill cores and usually hosts sulfides.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: Cubic
Colour: Dull grey
Description: One specimen showed a distinct cubic habit with the majority of the crystals, well formed, albeit, dull cubes.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection; Econ Geol (1987) 82:371-394
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: Mammilations
Colour: Green
Description: Found at the 18th century copper workings just above the opencast-no affliation with the Magcobar openpit. Although certain specimens from Magcobar visible at an ex-miner's residence did show malachite coatings on the ore.
Reference: Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Bi-pyrimidal
Colour: Dark golden brown
Description: Several crystallized specimens were recovered from a single fragmented drill core and appeared to be on crystallized calcite.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Cubic
Colour: Golden metallic
Description: Magnificent pyrite cubes up to 4cm on translucent brown barite crystals were known from the mine during it's late stages of development. In association with a fossil hydrothermal vent the pyrites were obviously quite fantastic as even a miner took a specimen but sadly the rest were left where they lay-now under 80m of water! The current whereabouts of the miner's specimen is unknown.
Reference: Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Translucent, White
Description: Needle crystals up to 2 or 3cm have been found albeit extremely poor quality. Smaller (under 1cm), gemmier crystals have been found in associated with galena and sphalerite in a calcite filled vug. Also, certain host rocks on breaking showed very small (mm's) poor quartz crystals in narrow/lense-like vugs.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection and Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: Complex twinning
Colour: Honey
Description: Very typical Irish sphalerite showing good well formed honey blende crystals.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection; Econ Geol (1987) 82:371-394

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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.

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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3143524
Dinantian

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

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

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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192030
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Moreton, S. (1999): Mineralogical Record, 30, 99-106.


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