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Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Wheal ProvidenceMine
Providence MinesGroup of Mines
Carbis BayBay
St Ives- not defined -
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 11' 35'' North , 5° 28' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.19310,-5.47089
GeoHash:G#: gbuje925y
UK National Grid Reference:SW523384
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
St Ives9,966 (2017)2.1km
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)2.4km
Hayle8,210 (2017)3.7km
Marazion1,294 (2017)7.5km
Leedstown267 (2017)9.0km


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Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UKMining District
St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UKRegion
St Ives Mining District, Cornwall, England, UKMining District

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dale Foster collection
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 18]
Connellite (TL)
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Rashleigh (1802) British Minerals Vol. 2.; Semmons, W. (1885) Notes on a recent discovery of "connellite". Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 160-163.; Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 573.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Dale Foster collection
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.
Tristramite
Formula: (Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite (TL)3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Clinoclase8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Tristramite8.CJ.45(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
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
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite (TL)31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Tristramite40.4.7.6(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
-SnO2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
SSulfur
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
UUranium
U Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2O

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

Regional Geology

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
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2028219
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192903
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3130462
Ordovician granite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Dana 7: II: 573.
Rashleigh (1802) British Minerals Vol 2.
Semmons, W. (1885) Notes on a recent discovery of "connellite". Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 160-163.
Dines, H.G. (1956) The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 122-124.


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