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Beckermet Mine, Haile, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UK

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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.

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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

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Symes, R.F. and B. Young, 2008, Minerals of Northern England, National Museums Scotland, 208 p.


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