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Pyrite from
Ballynoe mine (Magcobar mine), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:Magnificent pyrite cubes up to 4cm on translucent brown barite crystals were known from the mine during it's late stages of development. In association with a fossil hydrothermal vent the pyrites were obviously quite fantastic as even a miner took a specimen but sadly the rest were left where they lay-now under 80m of water! The current whereabouts of the miner's specimen is unknown.
Habit:Cubic
Colour:Golden metallic
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Stephen Moreton (Pers. Comm.)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ballynoe mine (Magcobar mine), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite
0.7km (0.4 miles) Gurtnadyne Mine (Gorteenahida), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
1.0km (0.6 miles) Knockanroe mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
1.0km (0.6 miles) Mogul Mine (Garryard Mine; International Mogul Mines), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
1.4km (0.9 miles) Ballygown South Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
2.2km (1.3 miles) Shallee Mine, Shallee Mountain, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
30.1km (18.7 miles) Gortdrum Mine, Monard, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
39.4km (24.5 miles) Lisheen mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
41.2km (25.6 miles) Denison deposit, Aherlow, Co. Limerick, Munster, Ireland
41.3km (25.7 miles) Ballyhickey Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Munster, Ireland
41.4km (25.7 miles) Carrahan Mine (Carrahin Mine), Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Munster, Ireland
 
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