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Bampfylde Mine (Prince Regent Mine; Poltimore Mine; North Molton copper mine), North Molton, North Devon, Devon, England, UKi
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Bampfylde Mine (Prince Regent Mine; Poltimore Mine; North Molton copper mine)Mine
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North Devon- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 4' 48'' North , 3° 48' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SS738328
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
North Molton721 (2018)2.9km
South Molton5,108 (2018)7.4km
Bratton Fleming928 (2018)10.6km
Swimbridge669 (2018)12.2km
Chittlehampton239 (2018)12.5km


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Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UKMining District
Exmoor National Park, Devon, England, UKNational Park

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite ?
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Description: Needs confirmation
Reference: No reference listed
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Description: Micro-clusters of creamy radial paddle-wheel crystals on Hematite.
Reference: S Rust Collection
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Description: Seen as horseflesh-ore purple-red spots in Chalcocite/Digenite.
Reference: No reference listed
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Description: Intergrown radial clusters and scattered bladed Brochantite microcrystals on red Hematite and Quartz.
Reference: S. Rust Collection
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Small masses of dark metallic grey to 2cm from the dump material are probably Chalcocite/Digenite.
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Light metallic yellow masses to a few cms in the veinstone.
Reference: No reference listed
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Description: Tiny micro-radial blue compact crystal groups with bladed emerald green Brochantite microcrystals on metallic dark grey Chalcocite/Digenite in a Quartz/Hematite/Goethite matrix with minor Malachite.
Reference: S Rust Collection
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: W Gordon collection
Cornwallite ?
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Description: Maybe Pseudomalachite needs confirmation, no (AsO4)species have been recorded from the mine.
Reference: BMS Collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: S. Rust Collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: W Gordon collection
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Description: Small masses to a few cms in Veinstone are Digenite/Chalcocite from the dump.
Reference: BMS Collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Description: vertically striated prismatic crystals And abundant as an ore mineral along with Hematite.
Reference: W Gordon collection
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Particles of Native Gold have been paned from the various dumps associated with this mine. Very rare specimens of micro Native Gold some of which is crystalline have been found in the veinstone. All of the dumps have an estimate of up to 700oz of gold in them. See Release No. 15: An appraisal of the gold potential of mine dumps in the North Molton area, North Devon (BGS free download)
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Rudler, F.W. (1905): A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands, Mostly Selected from the Ludlam Collection. HMSO Publications (London), 241 pp.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Massive-platy commonly with a foliated habit, sometimes as platy crystals. A major ore mineral.
Reference: No reference listed
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Description: Micro blue blocky crystals with microcrystals of Brochantite
Reference: S. Rust Collection
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Description: Olive green crystalline balls-hemispheres of Libethenite and small crystal druses associated with Pseudomalachite and Malachite.
Reference: BMS Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Description: An abundant secondary mineral on joint faces of the veinstone, and botryoidal in cavities also rarely in fan-like clusters to 2cm. Broken surfaces commonly display a concentric growth banding.
Reference: BMS Database
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: BMS Database; Braithwaite, R. S. W., & Ryback, G. (1994). Reichenbachite from Cornwall and Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 58(392), 449-454.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: A major vein mineral and host for many of the minerals found at the mine.
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: BMS Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite ?5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cornwallite ?8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite ?16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite ?41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CupriteCu2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S CovelliteCuS
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
AsArsenic
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192903
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 2032627
Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone and conglomerate, interbedded

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

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3147015
Late Devonian claystone

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Claystone

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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