Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 41' 58'' North , 3° 4' 59'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.69967,-3.08321|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NY302344|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||North and Western Region; Cumberland|
Bridges et al. (2008): "[...] it really is most probable that all the early classic linarite specimens labelled Cumberland and Roughton Gill actually came from Red Gill Mine."
Mindat ArticlesVisit to Roughton Gill, August 2010 by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
70 valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Early Jurassic : 189 Ma to 178 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.
|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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443.8 - 485.4 Ma
|Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Ordovician|
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) New occurrences of rosasite in Britain. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 501-502.
Jecock, M., Dunn, C., and Lax, A. (2001) Roughton Gill Mine and Silver Gill Mine, Cumbria. Archaeological Investigations Reports Series, AI/8/2001.
Bridges, T.F., Green, D.I., Rumsey, M.S., and Leppington, C.M. (2008) A review of the mineralisation at Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 29-47.
Bridges, T.F. and Green, D.I. (2008) Baryte formation in supergene environments in the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 48-50.
Bridges, T.F., Green, D., Rumsey, M.S., and Leppington, C.M. (2011) A review of the mineralisation of the Roughton Gill mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 3 Roughton Gill Mine. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 14, 3-23.