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Marke Valley Mine, Upton Cross, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Marke Valley MineMine (Abandoned)
Upton Cross- not defined -
LinkinhorneCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 31' 10'' North , 4° 25' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SX277718
Locality type:
Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pensilva1,663 (2017)2.2km
Liskeard9,237 (2017)7.6km
Callington5,786 (2017)8.6km
Menheniot782 (2017)9.0km
Dobwalls1,418 (2017)9.2km


In valley to south of Upton Cross. To east of road calciner chimney and wheelpit. To west extensive dumps and buildings at Salisbury Shaft.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List

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

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

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: P Haas specimen no. 74-051, ex A. Williams collection
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Reference: P Haas specimen no. 74-051, ex A. Williams collection.; Miers, H.A. (1885) On monazite from Cornwall, and connellite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 164-167.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: P Haas specimen no. 74-051, ex A. Williams collection
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Semmons, W. (1885) Notes on a recent discovery of "connellite". Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 160-163.; Miers, H.A. (1885) On monazite from Cornwall, and connellite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 164-167.; Rudler, F.W. (1905) A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.; Golley, P. and Williams, R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: No reference listed
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: No reference listed
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: collected on the dump in 2004 by P Haas; Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
Liskeardite (TL)
Formula: [(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1952): 75: 71.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Parnauite
Formula: Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 47 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: Collection Richard De Nul
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Collection Richard De Nul
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(Y)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Chalcophyllite8.DF.30Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Liskeardite (TL)8.DF.10[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Parnauite8.DF.35Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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 = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Liskeardite (TL)42.1.1.1[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Chalcophyllite43.5.14.1Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Parnauite43.5.13.1Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O TenoriteCuO
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
Al ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
FeIron
Fe Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
As ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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

References

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Henwood, W.J. (1871) Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Caradon District in East Cornwall. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 655-698.
Semmons, W. (1885) Notes on a recent discovery of "connellite". Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 160-163.
Miers, H.A. (1885) On monazite from Cornwall, and connellite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 6, n° 30, 164-167.
Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1952) 75: 71.

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