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Sphalerite from
Ballygown South Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Comments:Found in dolomite vugs which are in turn found in limestone boulders strewn about the site. Unoxidised crystals are rare but some have been found and they appeared to be well formed honey blende crystals.
Habit:Tetrahedral / Complex crystals
Colour:Various shades of honey
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Barry Flannery Collection; Mineralogical Magazine 1959 32 : 128-139.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dolomite1 photo of Sphalerite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ballygown South Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
0.5km (0.3 miles) A Knockanroe mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
1.4km (0.9 miles) B Ballynoe mine (Magcobar mine), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
2.1km (1.3 miles) C Gurtnadyne Mine (Gorteenahida), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
2.3km (1.5 miles) D Mogul Mine (Garryard Mine; International Mogul Mines), Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
3.6km (2.2 miles) E Shallee Mine, Shallee Mountain, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
29.9km (18.6 miles) F Gortdrum Mine, Monard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
38.0km (23.6 miles) G Lisheen mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
38.6km (24.0 miles) H Milltown Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
41.1km (25.6 miles) I Denison deposit, Aherlow, Co. Limerick, Ireland
41.6km (25.8 miles) J Crow Hill Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
42.7km (26.5 miles) K Ballyhickey Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
42.8km (26.6 miles) L Carrahan Mine (Carrahin Mine), Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
42.9km (26.7 miles) M Galmoy Mine, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
43.0km (26.7 miles) N Tynagh Mine, Killimor, Co. Galway, Ireland
43.3km (26.9 miles) O Ballyvergin Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
44.5km (27.6 miles) P Kilbricken Mine (Kilbreckan Mine), Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
53.9km (33.5 miles) Q Courtbrown Zn-Pb deposit, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland
62.8km (39.0 miles) R Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
71.7km (44.6 miles) S Renville (Rinville) Mine, Renville, Co. Galway, Ireland
74.2km (46.1 miles) T M6 Road Cut, Doughiska, Co. Galway, Ireland
81.5km (50.7 miles) U Doolin Fluorspar Mine, Lisdoonvarna, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
90.7km (56.3 miles) V Gortmore, Moycullen, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
101.0km (62.8 miles) W Garrycam deposit (Keel Mine), Keel, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland
101.1km (62.8 miles) X Lemonfield Mine, Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
101.2km (62.9 miles) Y Granite Quarry, Shannapheasteen, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
103.4km (64.2 miles) Z Glengowla East Mine, Glengowla, Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
103.8km (64.5 miles) 0 Glengowla West Mine, Glengowla, Oughterard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
105.4km (65.5 miles) 1 Lettermuckoo Quarry (Tess Quarry; Lough Naskeha Quarry), Kinvarra, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
121.8km (75.7 miles) 2 Ross Island, Lough Leane, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
123.0km (76.4 miles) 3 Muckross Mine, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
123.8km (76.9 miles) 4 Ballynagoneen mine, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
125.3km (77.8 miles) 5 Clonkeen mine, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
125.7km (78.1 miles) 6 Van Diemen's Land mines, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
126.9km (78.8 miles) 7 Glendalough mine, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
127.8km (79.4 miles) 8 West Ruplagh lode, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
128.0km (79.5 miles) 9 Ruplagh mine (Rupla mine), Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
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