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New Consols (New Great Consols; New Wheal Martha; Great Wheal Martha; Wheal Martha), Luckett, Callington, Stoke Climsland, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 32' 24'' North , 4° 16' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.54025,-4.27711
UK National Grid Reference:SX388737
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Worked a complex lode carrying copper, arsenic, silver, wolfram, tin, and pyrite, intermittently over many years and under a variety of names. Wheal Martha (1836), Great Wheal Martha (1844-49), New Wheal Martha (1861), and in combination with other adjoining properties, New Great Consols (1867) and finally New Consols.

Kingsbury, A.W.G. (1966) Sir Arthur Russell. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 35, n° 273, 673-677:

"In 1946, just after the end of the Second World War, an attempt was made to re-open the old mine of Wheal Martha, later known as New Consols, Luckett, near Callington, Cornwall. The mine suffered many setbacks after the reopening, and though, at one stage, Russell was called in to advise and became associated with it for a short time, the venture, as he himself had feared, proved abortive, and the mine was abandoned in 1952."


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16 valid minerals.

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

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Localities in this Region

UK
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Stoke Climsland
          • Callington
            • Luckett
              • New Consols (New Great Consols; New Wheal Martha; Great Wheal Martha; Wheal Martha)

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References

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Embrey, P.G. (1953) Note on the occurrence of beryl and löllingite at the New Consols Mine, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine 30, 259–262.
Dines, H.G. (1956) The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 650-651 (also see addenda in the 1994 reprint).
Hamilton Jenkin, A.K. (1969) Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 15: Calstock, Callington and Launceston. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies (Penzance), 68 pp.

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