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Rock Forest Quarry, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 8' 33'' North , 8° 34' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.1425, -8.57083333333
Old quarry dating from the 1800's which was long ago back filled. The cotterite specimens originated from a single one-off occurrence. The Rock Forest area is now green field agricultural land. The nearby quarry north of the river is largely barren (certainly contains no quartz).

Grid reference for general townland ITM 560933 599111

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2 entries listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Harkness, R. (1878). On cotterite, a new variety of quartz. Mineralogical Magazine 2, 82-4.

Moss, R.J. (1878). On quartz with a pearly lustre. Sci. Proc. Roy. Dublin Soc. 1, 49-50.

Russell, Sir Arthur (personal collection)

Unitt, Dr. Richard (personal communication)

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