|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 8' 1'' North , 5° 42' 6'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.13377,-5.70177|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW355326|
|Other regions containing this locality:||St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK|
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Massive galena and sphalerite have been reported from a vein "in the slate rocks below Wheal Castle", which places the occurrence on Kenidjack Cliff. The sulphides were associated with dolomite, and some specimens also contained minor quantities of goslarite, probably formed by decomposition of sphalerite (Carne, 1822).
11 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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252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. 
|Carboniferous - Devonian|
298.9 - 419.2 Ma
358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Devonian|