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West Wheal Basset (Wheal Haste), Basset Mines, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
West Wheal Basset (Wheal Haste)Mine
Basset MinesGroup of Mines
Carnkie- not defined -
Carn BreaCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 12' 57'' North , 5° 14' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW682397
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Four Lanes1,416 (2017)1.6km
Redruth42,690 (2017)2.2km
North Country773 (2017)3.8km
Camborne22,500 (2012)4.1km
St. Day700 (2011)4.7km


Thomas's engine house by road near Piece (SW 6815 3970).

Ref.:
- Rocks & Min.: 17:127; 18:73
- Golley & Williams, 1995, 21 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual".

A stamps engine house stands above one of the finest surviving nineteenth century tin dressing floors in the world.

The West Basset Mine Stamps (SW 6815 3970) constructed by the Tuckingmill Foundry, date to 1875. The remains of the dressing floors show three different phases - settling and buddling (1875), additional buddle floor (1892), and the installation of Frue vanners (1906).

The site is listed by English Heritage as "Grade II" [buildings of nationally important and of special interest].

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 17:127; 18:73.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 21 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 21 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Richard De Nul collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Richard De Nul collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 341-351.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O CupriteCu2O
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SSulfur
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Guadalupian
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (latest age)~275 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (latest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (earliest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Formation of metallized pegmatites~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (earliest age)~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Emplacement of major plutons~295 MaCornwall, England, UK

Localities in this Region

  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Carn Brea
        • Carnkie

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

British IslesGroup of Islands
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
UK

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