|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 13' 46'' North , 5° 13' 31'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.22972,-5.22528|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW700417|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
Like Pednandrea Mine, Wheal Sparnon was working a number of ENE-trending lodes under Redruth town and is now completely built over. The western boundary of the sett is marked by the stream that flows alongside Falmouth road. The lodes are intersected by three NW-trending cross-courses, the most westerly of which is known as cobalt lode. Most of the shafts are sunk on Sparnon lode; the cobalt lode was worked from drives on the latter. The adit level follows the course of Sparnon lode through the whole of the sett, below and roughly parallel to Sparnon Hill and Park roads, and continues further east to Wheal Grambler.
18 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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358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 393-394.
- Lapis 11(2), 23 (1986)