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Beckermet Mine, Haile, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Beckermet MineMine
HaileCivil Parish
CopelandDistrict
CumbriaCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCounty

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 27' 47'' North , 3° 30' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.46327,-3.50438
GeoHash:G#: gcttb68pw
UK National Grid Reference:NY025086
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Located south-east of the village of Egremont, The Beckermet Mine was opened in 1903 and closed in 1973. It was one of the later mines in the district and eventually joined underground with the Florence and Ullcoats mines. Primarily worked for iron ore from hematite, the mine complex also produced many specimens, including calcite, quartz, hematite, fluorite, and dolomite. Particularly noteworthy was the find of calcite in the "Banana Slide" fault zone during the early 1970s.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasia Plate

Plate - 7,320 mineral species & varietal names listed

West Cumberland Iron Field, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UK

Ore Field - 41 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: No Reference
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: BMS Collection
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: No Reference
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: No Reference
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Symes, R.F. and B. Young, 2008, Minerals of Northern England, National Museums Scotland, 208 p.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: No Reference
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: BMS Collection
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Labeled Specularite specimen from the Beckermet Mine is in the Mario Pauwels collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No Reference
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2032855
Triassic Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone and conglomerate, interbedded

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

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3186708
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 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]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3157764
Early Ordovician limestone

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

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

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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