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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° North , 5° West (est.)|
|Other regions containing this locality:||St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK|
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
This covers the County Parish of St Just
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
183 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Phanerozoic : 290 ± 7 Ma to ~45 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
Localities in this Region
- St Just
- Balleswidden Mine
- Bartinney Downs
- Botallack Mine
- Cliff outcrops
- Loe Warren Zawn
- Lower Boscean Mine
- West Wheal Owles (Cargodna Mine)
- Wheal Boys
- Wheal Drea
- Wheal Edward
- Wheal Grouse
- Wheal Owles
- Cape Cornwall
- Carn Bosavern
- Carn Gloose
- Cot Valley
- East Botallack Mine sett (West Wheal Metal; Wheal Fortune)
- St Just
- St Just
- Kenidjack Cliff
- Kenidjack Valley
- Leswidden China Clay Works
- New Balleswidden Mine
- Boscaswell Downs Mine
- East Boscaswell Mine (Wheal Hearle)
- Geevor Mine (North Levant Mine)
- Pendeen Consols
- Pendeen Cove
- Pendeen New Cliff (Pendeen Watch)
- Trewellard Zawn
- St Just Amalgamated Mines (incl. Wheal Penzance)
- Tregeseal Valley
- Wheal Cunning
- Wolf Rock
- St Just
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Sowerby, J. (1809) British mineralogy or coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain. vol. 4, 53-54. (phenakite from "a mine in St Justs [sic]" listed both as "argilla electrica" and as "white tourmaline".)
Carne, J. (1822) On the Mineral Productions and the Geology of the Parish of St. Just. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 2, 290-358.
Russell, A. (1920) On the occurrence of phenacite and scheelite at Wheal Cock, St. Just, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 19, n° 88, 19-22. (referring to Sowerby 1809).
Bannister, F.A., Hey, M.H., and Claringbull, G.F. (1950) Connellite, Buttgenbachite, and Tallingite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 29, n° 211, 280-285.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1956) Atacamite from Cumberland and Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 235, 349-350.
Weiss, S. (1986) Die Grubenbezirke St.Just und St. Ives in Cornwall. Lapis 11 (5), 9-32 (in German).