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Trawnamoe mine, Bonmahon (Bunmahon), Co. Waterford, Munster, Irelandi
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Trawnamoe mineMine
Bonmahon (Bunmahon)- not defined -
Co. WaterfordCounty
MunsterProvince
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
52° 8' 4'' North , 7° 22' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kill281 (2017)5.4km
Stradbally420 (2017)5.9km
Dunhill209 (2017)8.6km
Kilmacthomas871 (2017)8.6km
Lemybrien206 (2017)10.7km


Small copper mine worked by adits from the sea cliff, and from inland shafts.
Irish grid ref. X 424983.
ITM 642819 598259

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Description: Small area of rich connellite underground, now mostly removed. Identified by XRD & IR.
Reference: Moreton, S. (2005) J. Mining Heritage Soc. of Ireland, No. 5, p.11-14.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Post-mining coatings in cliff-top tips now cleared away by the farmer.
Reference: Moreton, S. (2005) J. Mining Heritage Soc. of Ireland, No. 5, p.11-14.
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Fernando Brederodes collection (see photo)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

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Moreton, S. (2005) The mineralogy of the Bunmahon copper mines, Co. Waterford. J. Mining Heritage Trust Ireland, No. 5, p. 11-14.

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