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Calcite from
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Occasionally found as massive material associated with limestone bedrock.
Rare specimens of large nail-head crystals (4cm+) coated in smithsonite have been found albeit severely weathered.
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Dr Richard Unitt (personal observation)
Barry Flannery (personal collection)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
1.5km (1.0 miles) Mogouhy Mine (Sladoo Mine; Castletown Mine), Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
6.0km (3.8 miles) Crossard Quarry, Corofin, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
10.2km (6.3 miles) Gleann na Manach (Kilweelran), Ballyvaughan, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
16.7km (10.4 miles) Caherglassaun Mine, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland
17.9km (11.1 miles) Leac na Naomh, Craggah, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
18.1km (11.2 miles) Crumlin Mine, Roadford, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
19.7km (12.2 miles) Spancil Hill Mine (Tullyvoghan), Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
19.9km (12.4 miles) Doolin Fluorspar Mine, Lisdoonvarna, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
21.4km (13.3 miles) Ballyvergin Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
22.2km (13.8 miles) Ballymaquiff Quarry, Ballymaquiff, Ardrahan, Co. Galway, Ireland
 
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