Grainsgill, Carrock Fell, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 41' 8'' North , 3° 2' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.6855968499, -3.04870697413|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NY324328|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||North and Western Region; Cumberland|
Carpholite and several other species supposedly collected here in the 1950s and 1960s by Arthur Kingsbury (1906-1968) are now considered unlikely. This is one of a number of likely or definitely falsified Kingsbury localities.
25 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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|Early Devonian - Ludlow|
393.3 - 427.4 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Late Silurian To Early Devonian|
Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 427.4 Ma)
Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. 
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1956) New occurrences of vanadium minerals (mottramite, descloizite, and vanadinite) in the Caldbeck area of Cumberland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 235, 289-295.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1956) Cosalite and other lead sulpho-salts at Grainsgill, Carrock Fell, Caldbeck, Cumberland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 235, 296-300.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) New occurrences of arseniosiderite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 499-500.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) Carpholite from Cumberland and Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 502.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1958) Jarosite and natrojarosite from the Lake District. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 240, 813-815.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1960) Carminite and beudantite from the northern part of the Lake District and from Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 32, n° 249, 423-432.
Ryback, G., Hart, A.D., and Stanley, C.J. (2001) A.W.G. Kingsbury's specimens of British minerals. Part 1: some examples of falsified localities. Journal of the Russell Society, Vol. 7, Part 2.