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Hingston Down Consols, Clitters United Mines, Gunnislake, Calstock, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
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UK Grid Reference: SX409714
Latitude: 50°31'12"N
Longitude: 4°14'40"W
Old copper mine (1846-1917).
Two main lodes ('Main Lode', 'South Lode') are immediately adjacent to the Hingston Down quarry.

Carpholite supposedly collected here in 1951 by Arthur Kingsbury (1906-68) is now considered unlikely and probably from Bohemia. This is one of a number of likely or definitely falsified Kingsbury localities.

Mineral List

Arthurite (TL)
Carpholite ?
Hidalgoite ?

12 entries listed. 12 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 913.

Ryback, G., Hart, A.D., and Stanley, C.J. (2001): Journal of the Russell Society 7(2)

Weiss, S., Green, D.H., Hooper, J.J. & Elton, N. (2007): Erzgänge und "Alpine" Klüfte: Die Mineralien des Hingston Quarry, Calstock, Cornwall. Lapis 32 (11), 13-25; 54.

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