Wheal Carne (Wheal Maitland; Wheal London), Geevor Mine (North Levant Mine), Pendeen, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 8' 47'' North , 5° 39' 53'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.14639,-5.66472|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW382339|
|Other regions containing this locality:||St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK|
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
Carne (1822) reported a new mineral from this locality, which he named "isopyre". It later turned out to be impure opal.
Greg & Lettsom (1858) and Hall (1868) list several zeolites as occurring at Wheal Carne. As pointed out by Russell, this is most likely a confusion with Wheal Cock Carn, i.e. that part of the cliff between Crowns Rock and Wheal Cock Zawn below which a prehnite-bearing vein crops out.
3 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. 
Greg, R.P., and Lettsom, W.G. (1858): Manual of the Mineralogy of Great Britain and Ireland. John van Voorst (London), 483 pp.
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory or, A Guide to the Principal Mineral Localities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Russell, A. (1910): Notes on the Occurrence of Zeolites in Cornwall and Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 15, 377-384.