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Calcite from
Abbeytown Mine & Quarry, Ballysadare, Sligo County, Connacht, 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, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
Photo GalleryView Gallery (10 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
4.9km (3.0 miles) Aughamore Quarry (Maye Quarry; "Achenmore Quarry"), Aughamore, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
10.5km (6.5 miles) Creggaconnell Quarry, Rosses Point, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
11.8km (7.3 miles) Carrowloughan, Drumard, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
17.5km (10.9 miles) Benbulben Barite Mine, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
22.7km (14.1 miles) D. K. Trotter & Sons Quarry (Trotters Quarry), Manorhamilton, Leitrim County, Connacht, Ireland
32.6km (20.2 miles) Magheracar Quarry, Bundoran, Donegal County, Ulster, Ireland
36.9km (22.9 miles) Inishcrone, Killala Bay, Sligo County, Connacht, Ireland
45.2km (28.1 miles) Ballymagroarty Quarry, Ballintra, Donegal County, Ulster, Ireland
52.4km (32.6 miles) Laghy Quarry, Donegal, Donegal County, Ulster, Ireland
62.7km (38.9 miles) Moneen Quarry, Castlebar, Mayo County, Connacht, Ireland
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