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Wheal Kitty (Kitty and Penhalls United Mine; incl. Goonlaze Mine; Wheal Osborne), St Agnes, Cornwall, England, UKi
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Wheal Kitty (Kitty and Penhalls United Mine; incl. Goonlaze Mine; Wheal Osborne)Mine
St AgnesCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 19' 3'' North , 5° 11' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.31763,-5.19806
GeoHash:G#: gbuq38nck
UK National Grid Reference:SW726509
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint Agnes2,820 (2014)0.7km
Mount Hawke1,511 (2017)4.0km
Perranporth3,210 (2017)4.2km
Chacewater1,226 (2017)7.4km
North Country773 (2017)8.0km


Wheal Kitty is mentioned by Borlase in 1758 and Goonlaze and Pink by Price in 1778.

Worked for a time after 1917 as Kitty and Penhalls United.

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
'Apatite'
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Cassiterite var: Toad's Eye Tin
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
var: Toad's Eye Tin4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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 = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Cassiterite
var: Toad's Eye Tin
-SnO2
var: Wood Tin-SnO2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O SideriteFeCO3
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AnataseTiO2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti AnataseTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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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]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3135951
Devonian claystone

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Claystone

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]

Middle Devonian
382.7 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 2035678
Middle Devonian (Undifferentiated)

Age: Middle Devonian (382.7 - 393.3 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dines, H.G. (1956) The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 462-467.
Hamilton Jenkin, A.K. (1962) Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 2: St Agnes, Perranporth. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 60 pp.

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