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Aughamore Quarry (Maye Quarry; "Achenmore Quarry"), Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 14' 4'' North , 8° 27' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.23472,-8.45861
GeoHash:G#: gc9ux90sh
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

A working limestone quarry. Vugs are very common and are lined with dolomite and have calcite, needle quartz and chalcopyrite associates. Vugs can be up to a foot across.

Note: "Achenmore Quarry" is a misnomer.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels from this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from

Aughamore Quarry, Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Aughamore Quarry (Maye Quarry), Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Regions containing this locality

Ireland (island)

Island - 484 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Description: Black blobs of bitumen can sometimes be found coating vug material.
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Barry Flannery collection
Formula: CuFeS2
Colour: Gold
Description: Very commonly found sprinkled across dolomite.
Reference: Barry Flannery collection
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Habit: Saddle-shaped
Colour: White
Description: Extremely common throughout the quarry. Huge amounts of vuggy limestone material can be found lined with creamy white dolomite.
Reference: Barry Flannery collection
Formula: CaF2
Habit: Not crystallized
Colour: Purple
Description: Small (3cm) zone of massive purple fluorite mixed with massive calcite. The formation most likely predates the main mineralization (i.e. dolomitization).
Reference: Barry Flannery Collection
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Colourless
Description: Commonly found as prismatic needle crystals lining vugs in associated with dolomite and calcite.
Reference: Barry Flannery collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 3 - Halides
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
F FluoriteCaF2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Si QuartzSiO2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3158014

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

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

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]

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]

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