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Hope's Nose, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, England, UKi
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The Hope's Nose promontory, Torquay.

Hope's Nose, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, England, UK
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 27' 47'' North , 3° 28' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SX949637
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Torquay65,388 (2017)3.1km
Cockington10,000 (2016)5.4km
Paignton49,886 (2011)6.9km
Coffinswell241 (2018)7.5km
Stokeinteignhead354 (2018)7.7km


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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Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

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Localities:
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 18:87]; Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: 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
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; 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
Chrisstanleyite (TL)
Formula: Ag2Pd3Se4
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1998) 62, 257-264
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Cotunnite
Formula: PbCl2
Reference: No reference listed
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: No reference listed
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Fischesserite
Formula: Ag3AuSe2
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: 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
Gold
Formula: Au
Habit: Delicate dendritic fronds to 5 cm are leached out of calcite. Russel (1929 reports rare open pockets.
Colour: Buttery yellow to tan palladian Gold
Reference: Russell (1929); [Embrey & Symes, 1987 - "Minerals of Cornwall and Devon"]; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; 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
Gold var: Palladian Gold
Formula: (Au,Pd)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; 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
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Klockmannite
Formula: CuSe
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Lead
Formula: Pb
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: 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
Mertieite-II
Formula: Pd8Sb2.5As0.5
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377; 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
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 371-377
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Penroseite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; 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
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: NHM Collection, London (2009) - EDX analysis
Tiemannite
Formula: HgSe
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; 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
Trüstedtite
Formula: Ni3Se4
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Tyrrellite
Formula: Cu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
Umangite
Formula: Cu3Se2
Reference: [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; 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
'Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)'
Formula: Pd2HgSe3
Reference: W. H. Paar, A. C. Roberts, A. J. Criddle, D. Topa (1998): Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 257-264.
Verbeekite
Formula: PdSe2
Reference: A.C. Roberts et al. (2002) Mineralogical Magazine 66, 173-179

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
var: Palladian Gold1.AA.05(Au,Pd)
Lead1.AA.05Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Chrisstanleyite (TL)2.BC.15Ag2Pd3Se4
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Eucairite2.BA.50AgCuSe
Fischesserite2.BA.75Ag3AuSe2
Isomertieite2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
Klockmannite2.CA.05bCuSe
Mertieite-II2.AC.10bPd8Sb2.5As0.5
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Penroseite2.EB.05a(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tiemannite2.CB.05aHgSe
Trüstedtite2.DA.05Ni3Se4
Tyrrellite2.DA.05Cu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
Umangite2.BA.25Cu3Se2
Verbeekite2.EA.25PdSe2
Group 3 - Halides
Cotunnite3.DC.85PbCl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)'-Pd2HgSe3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Lead1.1.1.4Pb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Eucairite2.4.6.2AgCuSe
Fischesserite2.4.3.2Ag3AuSe2
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Umangite2.5.1.1Cu3Se2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Klockmannite2.8.12.2CuSe
Tiemannite2.8.2.4HgSe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Trüstedtite2.10.1.9Ni3Se4
Tyrrellite2.10.1.4Cu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Penroseite2.12.1.4(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Miscellaneous
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Mertieite-II2.16.3.1Pd8Sb2.5As0.5
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Cotunnite9.2.7.1PbCl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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Aragonite-CaCO3
Chrisstanleyite (TL)-Ag2Pd3Se4
Gold
var: Palladian Gold
-(Au,Pd)
Nacrite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)'-Pd2HgSe3
Verbeekite-PdSe2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl CotunnitePbCl2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
CoCobalt
Co Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Co TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
NiNickel
Ni Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Ni TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
Ni TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
CuCopper
Cu EucairiteAgCuSe
Cu KlockmanniteCuSe
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Cu TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
Cu UmangiteCu3Se2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
As Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
SeSelenium
Se ChrisstanleyiteAg2Pd3Se4
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se EucairiteAgCuSe
Se FischesseriteAg3AuSe2
Se KlockmanniteCuSe
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
Se Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
Se TiemanniteHgSe
Se TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
Se TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
Se UmangiteCu3Se2
Se VerbeekitePdSe2
Se Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)Pd2HgSe3
PdPalladium
Pd ChrisstanleyiteAg2Pd3Se4
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Pd Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
Pd Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Pd VerbeekitePdSe2
Pd Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)Pd2HgSe3
AgSilver
Ag ChrisstanleyiteAg2Pd3Se4
Ag EucairiteAgCuSe
Ag FischesseriteAg3AuSe2
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
SbAntimony
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Sb Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au FischesseriteAg3AuSe2
Au Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
HgMercury
Hg TiemanniteHgSe
Hg Unnamed (Pd-Hg Selenide)Pd2HgSe3
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb CotunnitePbCl2
Pb LeadPb
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Russell, A. (1929) On the Occurrence of Native Gold at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devonshire. Mineralogical Magazine, 22(126), 159-162 [https://rruff.info/doclib/MinMag/Volume_22/22-126-159.pdf]
Stanley, C.J., Criddle, A.J., and Lloyd, D. (1990) Precious and Base Metal Selenide Mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 54(376), 485-493 [https://rruff.info/doclib/MinMag/Volume_54/54-376-485.pdf]
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).
Paar, W.H., Roberts, A.C., Criddle, A.J., and Topa, D. (1998) A New Mineral, Chrisstanleyite, Ag2Pd3Se4, from Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon, England. Mineralogical Magazine, 62(2), 257-264 [https://rruff.info/doclib/MinMag/Volume_62/62-2-257.pdf]

External Links

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iv16YqrnR4&feature=youtu.be 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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