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Calcite from
Abbeytown Mine & Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Locality type:Quarry
Comments:Probably Ireland's premier calcite location. Varied habits, crystals up to 18 cm, often pale yellowish.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References:Dr Stephen Moreton
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz3 photos of Calcite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Dolomite2 photos of Calcite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Sphalerite2 photos of Calcite associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Fluorite1 photo of Calcite associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Baryte1 photo of Calcite associated with Baryte at this locality.
Chalcedony1 photo of Calcite associated with Chalcedony at this locality.
Marcasite1 photo of Calcite associated with Marcasite at this locality.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Calcite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Abbeytown Mine & Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
4.9km (3.0 miles) A Aughamore Quarry (Maye Quarry; "Achenmore Quarry"), Aughamore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
10.5km (6.5 miles) B Creggaconnell Quarry, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland
11.8km (7.3 miles) C Carrowloughan, Drumard, Co. Sligo, Ireland
17.5km (10.9 miles) D Benbulben Barite Mine, Co. Sligo, Ireland
22.7km (14.1 miles) E D. K. Trotter & Sons Quarry (Trotters Quarry), Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
32.6km (20.2 miles) F Magheracar Quarry, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland
36.9km (22.9 miles) G Inishcrone, Killala Bay, Co. Sligo, Ireland
45.2km (28.1 miles) H Ballymagroarty Quarry, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland
52.4km (32.6 miles) I Laghy Quarry, Donegal, Co. Donegal, Ireland
62.7km (38.9 miles) J Moneen Quarry, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
90.8km (56.4 miles) K B.D. Flood Quarry, Carricknaveddan, Stradone, Co. Cavan, Ireland
95.7km (59.5 miles) L Sheeffry Mine (Tawnycrower Mine; Sheefry Mine; Sheffry Mine), Co. Mayo, Ireland
100.3km (62.3 miles) M Gortmore, Moycullen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
102.1km (63.4 miles) N Clements Mine (Carrowgarriff Mine), Maam Bridge, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
103.9km (64.5 miles) O Clooshgereen Mines (Cloosh Mine; Cregg Mine; Cloost Mine), Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
104.6km (65.0 miles) P Glengowla East Mine, Glengowla, Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
107.1km (66.6 miles) Q M6 Road Cut, Doughiska, Co. Galway, Ireland
108.7km (67.5 miles) R Ardragh Quarry, Maam Cross, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
111.2km (69.1 miles) S Renville (Rinville) Mine, Renville, Co. Galway, Ireland
116.9km (72.7 miles) T Tynagh Mine, Killimor, Co. Galway, Ireland
118.3km (73.5 miles) U Larkin's Quarry, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
118.4km (73.5 miles) V Lettermuckoo Quarry (Tess Quarry; Lough Naskeha Quarry), Kinvarra, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
121.6km (75.5 miles) W Ballymaquiff Quarry, Ballymaquiff, Ardrahan, Co. Galway, Ireland
123.3km (76.6 miles) X Derrylea Roadcut, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
125.1km (77.7 miles) Y Cloughmore North Quarry, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
125.7km (78.1 miles) Z Caherglassaun Mine, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland
128.2km (79.7 miles) 0 Gleann na Manach (Kilweelran), Ballyvaughan, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
128.4km (79.8 miles) 1 Pier Quarry, Carrowroe South, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
129.1km (80.2 miles) 2 Barnahallia, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
133.5km (83.0 miles) 3 Moneymore Quarry, Maxwell Quarries, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
133.7km (83.1 miles) 4 Lettermullan Quarry, Gorumna Island, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
133.7km (83.1 miles) 5 Navan Mine (Tara Mine), Navan (An Uaimh), Co. Meath, Ireland
136.6km (84.9 miles) 6 Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine), Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
137.1km (85.2 miles) 7 Crumlin Mine, Roadford, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
138.2km (85.8 miles) 8 Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
142.6km (88.6 miles) 9 Keady Mtn, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
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