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Lower Kergilliack Quarry, Budock, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Lower Kergilliack QuarryQuarry (Backfilled)
BudockVillage
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 9' 25'' North , 5° 6' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Backfilled) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Penryn7,326 (2011)1.2km
Falmouth31,988 (2017)2.4km
Flushing722 (2017)2.6km
Mylor Bridge1,443 (2017)3.6km
Ponsanooth967 (2017)5.4km


A quarry in a strongly weathered elvan dyke, which has been worked for china clay. The quarry eventually became a landfill site and has subsequently been landscaped.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UKMining District
Wendron and Falmouth Mining District, Cornwall, England, UKMining District

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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


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.; Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.; Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Muscovite var: Gilbertite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Stephens, F.J. (1895): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Gilbertite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Gilbertite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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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Stephens, F.J. (1895): Some notes on the Kergilliack elvan. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 11, 674-679.


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