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Sheeffry Mine (Tawnycrower Mine; Sheefry Mine; Sheffry Mine), Co. Mayo, Irelandi
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Sheeffry Mine (Tawnycrower Mine; Sheefry Mine; Sheffry Mine)Mine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 39' 40'' North , 9° 38' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.66111,-9.64472
GeoHash:G#: gc91k88yt
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Louisburgh422 (2017)15.6km
Westport6,200 (2012)17.6km
Letterfrack192 (2013)23.6km
Newport616 (2015)25.7km
Cong178 (2017)27.0km


19th century trial for argentiferous galena. Consists of a series of 5 small adits on a hillside. Only adits 4 and 5 are still open.

Note that the above numbering scheme includes the separate, ochreous, adit level down by the stream which is relatively isolated from the main workings and not shown in the 1857 plan.

Irish grid ref. L 913 692.

Adit Coordinates

Adit Level ITM Coordinates Irish Grid Reference Geodetic Co-ordinates Notes
1 491316 769386 L 91342 69367 53.662928 -9.644479 Open but filled with ochreous mud.
2 491322 769205 L 91348 69185 53.661299 -9.644333 Caved-in.
3 491322 769205 L 91348 69185 53.660960 -9.644781 Caved-in.
4 491278 769153 L 91304 69133 53.660822 -9.644972 Open. Caution there are shafts and winzes inside.
5 491267 769132 L 91293 69112 53.660630 -9.645138 Open but blocked by moveable stones at the portal.


Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Dr Richard Unitt Collection
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Dr Richard Unitt collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Description: Associated with lavendulan.
Reference: S. Burchmore Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: S. Burchmore Collection
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.
Redgillite
Formula: Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Habit: Rounded crystallites
Colour: Light Green
Reference: Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Stephen Moreton Collection
Susannite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Wroewolfeite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Moreton, S., & Jackson, B. (1992). Annabergite and Wroewolfeite: two minerals new to Ireland. Irish journal of earth sciences, 177-180.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Susannite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Redgillite7.DD.70Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Wroewolfeite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Chalcophyllite8.DF.30Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Lavendulan8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Susannite17.1.3.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Wroewolfeite31.4.2.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Chalcophyllite43.5.14.1Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Redgillite-Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MilleriteNiS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
ClChlorine
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192030
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3139169
S Mayo trough; S Connemara Group; SW Curlew Mountains; Tyrone; Longford-Down massif; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Grp.

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Connemara Group; Ribband Group; Tagoat Group; Duncannon Group

Description: turbidite

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{sandstone,rhyolite group,basalt group}

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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