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Foss Mine, Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Foss MineMine
AberfeldyTown
Perth and KinrossCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 40' 3'' North , 3° 55' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NN814545
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Aberfeldy1,960 (2017)6.5km
Pitlochry2,860 (2017)12.8km
Bankfoot1,270 (2017)31.5km
Murthly510 (2017)32.4km
Killin720 (2017)32.4km


Baryte deposit in Dalradian schist and quartzite.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Coats, J.S., Smith, C.G., Gallagher, M.J., May, F., McCourt, W.J., Parker, M.E., Fortey, N.J. (1981) Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland. Final report. Institute of Geological Sciences, 128pp (WF/MR/81/040) (Unpublished).; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Celsian
Formula: Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Cymrite
Formula: BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Reference: Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Coats, J.S.; Smith, C.G.; Gallagher, M.J.; May, F.; McCourt, W.J.; Parker, M.E.; Fortey, N.J.. 1981 Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland. Final report. Institute of Geological Sciences, 128pp. (WF/MR/81/040) (Unpublished)
Microcline var: Hyalophane
Formula: (K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Description: Identified by X-ray diffraction and electron probe microanalysis. [N. J. Fortey (1980) pers. com.] As a minor constituent in strata-bound Ba-Zn mineralization in Dalradian schist. Associated minerals include baryte, barian muscovite, celsian, and cymrite.
Reference: Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Livingstone, A. and MacPherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Muscovite var: Barian Muscovite
Formula: (K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Coats, J.S.; Smith, C.G.; Gallagher, M.J.; May, F.; McCourt, W.J.; Parker, M.E.; Fortey, N.J.. 1981 Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland. Final report. Institute of Geological Sciences, 128pp. (WF/MR/81/040) (Unpublished)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Coats, J.S.; Smith, C.G.; Gallagher, M.J.; May, F.; McCourt, W.J.; Parker, M.E.; Fortey, N.J.. 1981 Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland. Final report. Institute of Geological Sciences, 128pp. (WF/MR/81/040) (Unpublished)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Celsian9.FA.30Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Cymrite9.EG.05BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Microcline
var: Hyalophane
9.FA.30(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Barian Muscovite9.EC.15(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Celsian76.1.1.4Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Microcline
var: Hyalophane
76.1.1.3(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Miscellaneous
Cymrite78.1.3.1BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Muscovite
var: Barian Muscovite
-(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
O BaryteBaSO4
O Microcline (var: Hyalophane)(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Microcline (var: Hyalophane)(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Microcline (var: Hyalophane)(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Hyalophane)(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
K Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Microcline (var: Hyalophane)(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ba Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)(K,Ba)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Ba CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.
Coats, J.S., Smith, C.G., Gallagher, M.J., May, F., McCourt, W.J., Parker, M.E., and Fortey, N.J. (1981) Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland. Final report. Institute of Geological Sciences, 128pp. (WF/MR/81/040) (unpublished).
Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.

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