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Hope's Nose, Torquay, South Devon, Devon, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 27' 47'' North , 3° 28' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.4630555556, -3.48083333333
UK National Grid Reference:SX949637
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

Precious (Au, Ag, Pd) and base metal selenide mineralization in calcite veins.

NOTE: designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) of the Nature Conservancy Council with full legal protection.

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31 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Russell, A. (1929). Mineralogical Magazine 22, 159-162. []

C. J. Stanley, A. J. Criddle and D. Lloyd (1990): Precious and Base Metal Selenide Mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 54, 485-493. []

Weiss, S. (1997): Hope's Nose, Devonshire, Angleterre: Palladium-or et rares séléniures du Sud-Ouest de l'Angleterre. Lapis, 22(10), 13-24 (in German).

W. H. Paar, A. C. Roberts, A. J. Criddle, D. Topa (1998): Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 257-264.

External Links Calcite with gold X-rayed to show only gold. The gold is not well connected as anyone who has tried to etch away the calcite has found.

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