Fowey Consols (incl. Wheal Treasure; Wheal Fortune; Wheal Chance), Tywardreath, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 22' 11'' North , 4° 41' 44'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.37000,-4.69583|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SX083558|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
One of the deepest, richest and most important Cornish copper mines, formed by amalgamation of numerous small workings, most of which are not now discernible.
Rich copper-tin ores (E-W trending veins), with younger Bi-Co-Ni-U veins trending N-S.
See also the New Fowey Consols mine.
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38 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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393.3 - 419.2 Ma
|Lower Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
Localities in this Region
- Lewis, J. (1997): Richly Yielding Piece of Ground: History of Fowey Consols Mine 1813 to 1867. Cornish Hillside Publications (St Austell), 176 pp.
- Weiß, S., Merry, M. & Ansermet, S. (2017): Neufunde aus Cornwall: Cannonit, Arthurit, Auriacusit. Lapis, 42 (1), 20-23; 62 (in German).