Great Wheal Prosper China Clay Pit, Trezaise (Tresayes), Roche, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 23' 30'' North , 4° 48' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.39167,-4.81528|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW999585|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
NOTE: Not to be confused with the Great Wheal Prosper China Stone quarry at Nanpean, approx. 5 miles to the west of the China Clay pit.
Apart from china clay, the pit is largely unmineralised, although very minor turquoise has been reported.
4 valid minerals.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC.