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Clements Mine (Carrowgarriff Mine), Maam Bridge, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 30' 26'' North , 9° 31' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.5072222222, -9.5175

The mine as now seen was developed in 1907 by Clements Lead Mines Ltd., a Glasgow based company and produced several thousand tons of lead ore. Extensive dumps remain at the site, some of which are very rich in massive sulfide ore where galena and pyrite can be readily found.

A crushing, dressing and washing plant was constructed below the workings, driven by water from a reservoir on a stream further up the hill. The ore was transported to the concentrating plant by tracked tubs using an endless rope system.

The site has extensive (by regional standards) albeit barren underground workings. Much of the richer material originated from the opencast workings.

Key Feature Coordinates

Feature ITM Coordinates Irish Grid Reference Geodetic Co-ordinates Notes
Adit 1 499443 751819 L 99470 51795 53.506528 -9.515365 Open
Adit 2 499427 751902 L 99454 51878 53.507270 -9.515632 Open
Adit 3 499493 751965 L 99521 51941 53.507849 -9.514658 Open
Shaft 499385 751956 L 99412 51932 53.507747 -9.516283 Open
Crusher Building 499203 751741 L 99230 51717 53.505781 -9.518957 -
Reservoir Dam 499621 752153L 99649 52129 53.509562 -9.512789 -
Opencast 499436 751886 L 99463 51862 53.50733 -9.516038 Trends NW-SE over 100m

Mineral List

6 valid minerals.

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- Dana 7:II:280.
Barry Flannery (personal observations)

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