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Kilmartin Copper Mine, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 8' 37'' North , 5° 30' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.14370,-5.51120
GeoHash:G#: gcup6sdue
UK National Grid Reference:NM819001
Other regions containing this locality:Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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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 - Precambrian
252.17 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3187659
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Eoarchean to Permian (252.17 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Dalradian

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2031302
Argyll Group

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Argyll Group

Lithology: Metalimestone

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3144182
Proterozoic III mica

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble}

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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