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Ivy Tor Mine, Belstone, West Devon, Devon, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 43' 24'' North , 3° 56' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.72341,-3.94541
GeoHash:G#: gcj0w1zj3
UK National Grid Reference:SX627934
Other regions containing this locality:Okehampton Mining District, Devon, England, UK
Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Ivy Tor Mine is within the Dartmoor National Park and therein collecting of anything is banned. It is also on land privately owned by people with a suspicion of any perceived 'intruder'.

That said, the site is most easily accessed from the public footpath along the valley floor from the village of Belstone, following the path down to the stream and then along its bank until one gets to the portal of the mine at the junction of Ivy Tor water with the 'Taw'.

The mine adit discharges into the stream and it is in this area that native Bismuth associated with arsenical pyrites has been found in the past.

The adit itself was water filled to waist depth earlier this year (2005) and does not seem to give one access to the mine proper. The adit area is covered by heavy growth of native shrubs/small trees and is quite hidden from 30 yards away.


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6 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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3157936
Clackmannan Group

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Clackmannan Group

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,mudstone}

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]

Moscovian - Namurian
307 - 330.9 Ma



ID: 2033663
Holsworthy Group

Age: Carboniferous (307 - 330.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Holsworthy Group

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

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]

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



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