Renville (Rinville) Mine, Renville, Co. Galway, Ireland
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||53° 15' 5'' North , 8° 58' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||53.25135,-8.98283|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Rinville Mine|
Victorian era lead mine on the shore 850m east of Renville point likely worked in 1849.
A number short drives and pits are still visible. There is also a small opencast working visible on the golf course with a modern path running through it and a further grassy trench on the near the opencast on the golf course.
The pits/drives can be found at ITM 534399 722796 and the opencast is at ITM 534437 722768
Vuggy limestone beds are visible along the coastline.
5 valid minerals.
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O’Reilly, C., Feely, M., McArdle, P., Mc Dermot, C. Geoghegan, M. & Keary, R. (1997). Mineral localities in the Galway Bay Area. Geol. Surv. Ireland. Special Report Series. RS/97/1(Mineral Resources) ISSN0790-0279, 70p. & 1:150,000 Geological and Mineral Localities Map of the Galway Bay Area.