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Wad Mine (Plumbago Mine; Graphite Mine; Black Lead Mine), Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 30' 3'' North , 3° 11' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.50097,-3.18606
UK National Grid Reference:NY232124
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:North and Western Region; Cumberland


Rare association of graphite associated with volcanic rocks. Veins and nodules of graphite are associated with chlorite. Many different morphologies of graphite have formed, flake, nodules, amorphous carbon, discs.


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17 valid minerals.

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2033643
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Ordovician

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava

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

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3140240
Ordovician undifferentiated

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3187232
Paleozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Strataform assemblage(s); intermediate volcanic 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. [154]

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References

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Strens, R. G. J. (1965): The Graphite Deposit of Seathwaite in Borrowdale, Cumberland. Geological Magazine, 102, 393-406.
Barrenechea, J. F., Luque, F. J., Millward, D., Ortega, L., Beyssac, O., & Rodas, M. (2009). Graphite morphologies from the Borrowdale deposit (NW England, UK): Raman and SIMS data. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 158(1), 37-51.
Ortega, L. Millward, D. Luque, F.J. Barrenechea, J.F. Beyssac, O. Huizenga, J.-M. Rodas, M. and Clarke, S.M. (2010): The graphite deposit at Borrowdale (UK): A catastrophic mineralizing event associated with Ordovician magmatism. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 2429-2449.

 
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