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Penlee Quarry, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Penlee QuarryQuarry (Inactive)
Newlyn- not defined -
PenzanceCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 5' 44'' North , 5° 32' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW468278
Locality type:
Quarry (Inactive) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mousehole697 (2017)1.4km
Penzance19,872 (2017)2.6km
Madron626 (2017)4.5km
Marazion1,294 (2017)5.7km
St Just1,957 (2017)10.5km


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: No reference listed
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: g.curtis collection
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Description: Sparable crystals to 7mm
Reference: M.G.H.Merry
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Cronstedtite
Formula: Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: No reference listed
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Description: Found in a single patch on the first bench with crystals up to 4 mm. Analysed by Richard Braithwait of Manchester University.
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
'Joséite'
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Joséite-B
Formula: Bi4Te2S
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Natanite
Formula: Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Description: Found in quarry material deposited at the beach.
Reference: G. Curtis collection (Uwe Kolitsch SXRD and EDS analyses)
Pumpellyite-(Mg)
Formula: Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 49 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: G.Curtis collection.; G.Curtis collection 2009
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: RW Barstow specimen; Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: G.Curtis collection
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Ex JL White Collection Cornwall England

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Joséite-B2.DC.05Bi4Te2S
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Natanite4.FC.10Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cronstedtite9.ED.15Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Hisingerite9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Pumpellyite-(Mg)9.BG.20Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Joséite'-Bi4TeS2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
'Joséite'2.6.2.1Bi4TeS2
Joséite-B2.6.2.2Bi4Te2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)3
Natanite6.3.6.3Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Pumpellyite-(Mg)58.2.2.7Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Cronstedtite71.1.4.7Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SideriteFeCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S JoséiteBi4TeS2
S Joséite-BBi4Te2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
TeTellurium
Te JoséiteBi4TeS2
Te Joséite-BBi4Te2S
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi JoséiteBi4TeS2
Bi Joséite-BBi4Te2S

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

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

British IslesGroup of Islands
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
UK

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