|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 7' 8'' North , 5° 39' 15'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.11889,-5.65444|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW388308|
|Other regions containing this locality:||St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK|
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
One of the richest tin mines in the district.
In the 20th century, the dumps were largely removed for reprocessing.
The mine produced pseudomorphs of kaolinite after orthoclase, fine-grained quartz after orthoclase and cassiterite after orthoclase (Rowe & Le Neve Foster, 1879).
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13 valid minerals.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. 
Localities in this Region
Russell, A. (1920) On the occurrence of phenacite and scheelite at Wheal Cock, St. Just, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 19, n° 88, 19-22. (lists wolframite from Balleswidden Mine.)
Dines, H.G. (1956) The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 100-102.