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Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake, Calstock, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 31' 28'' North , 4° 14' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.5244444444, -4.24472222222
UK National Grid Reference:SX409719
This quarry, that lies approximately 1.5km to the west-north-west of Gunnislake works a fine grained granite comprising one of the smaller plutons associated with the Cornubian batholith.

As the quarry has extended in a southerly direction it has cut through the lodes and workings of Hingston Downs Consols Mine.

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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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