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Aughrim Quarry, Aughrim Hill, Kilkeel, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UKi
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Aughrim QuarryQuarry
Aughrim HillHill
Kilkeel- not defined -
Co. Down- not defined -
Northern IrelandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 5' 42'' North , 6° 2' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.09515,-6.03462
GeoHash:G#: gceewxtxp
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kilkeel6,447 (2016)4.2km
Annalong1,760 (2016)8.9km
Rostrevor2,515 (2016)10.8km
Carlingford1,045 (2013)11.8km
Warrenpoint7,670 (2016)14.5km


The quarry is developed in hornfels. It is currently (2009) inactive. The operator is Stephenson Ltd. by the harbour in Kilkeel.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stephen Moreton, David I. Green, Andrew G. Tindle (2012) An Unusual Mineral Assemblage from the Aureole of the Mourne Granite Complex at Aughrim Quarry, Kilkeel, Co. Down. UKJMM 30:61-66

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187922
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3160759
Silurian siltstone

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

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

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]

Wenlock - Llandovery
427.4 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2033875
Hawick Group

Age: Silurian (427.4 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hawick Group

Lithology: Wacke

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

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

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