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West Wheal Kitty (Wheal Rock), West Wheal Kitty group, St Agnes, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 18' 44'' North , 5° 12' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.31225,-5.20699
GeoHash:G#: gbuq1x06h
UK National Grid Reference:SW717508
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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Alternative Label Names

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West Wheal Kitty group St Agnes Cornwall
West Wheal Kitty St Agnes Cornwall

Regions containing this locality

Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

District - 752 mineral species & varietal names listed

St Agnes Mining District, Cornwall, England, UK

Mining District - 190 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Cassiterite var: Toad's Eye Tin
Reference: Bernie Millington collection
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Colin Fearon collection
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Reid, C., Scrivenor, J. B., Flett, J. S., Pollard, W., & MacAlister, D. A. (1906). The geology of the country near Newquay. Printed for HM Stationery Off., by Wyman & Sons, Limited.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Stannite (TL)
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
Varlamoffite
Formula: (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stannite' (TL)2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bismite'4.CB.60Bi2O3
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
var: Toad's Eye Tin4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Varlamoffite4.DB.05(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Stannite (TL)2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Varlamoffite4.4.2.1(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cassiterite
var: Toad's Eye Tin
-SnO2
var: Wood Tin-SnO2
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
BBoron
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O BismiteBi2O3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
BiBismuth
Bi BismiteBi2O3

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)
- Klaproth, M.H. (1797): Untersuchung des Zinnkieses, Beiträge zur chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, Zweiter Band, Rottmann Berlin, 257-264
- Dana 6: 83; Embrey & Symes, 1987, 51 - "Minerals of Cornwall and Devon".

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