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Kenidjack Cliff, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 8' 1'' North , 5° 42' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.1337712208, -5.70176799463
UK National Grid Reference:SW355326
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


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).

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Devonian

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

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References

- 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.

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