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Gupworthy Mine, Brompton Regis, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Gupworthy MineMine
Brompton RegisCivil Parish
Somerset West and TauntonDistrict
SomersetCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 6' 25'' North , 3° 28' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SS966353
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Carhampton687 (2018)8.5km
Wootton Courtenay264 (2018)8.6km
Dunster408 (2018)8.7km
Dulverton1,052 (2018)9.0km
Washford601 (2018)10.0km


The mine includes from west to east New Gupworthy, Old Gupworthy and Bakers Pit, the coordinates are for New Gupworthy Mine.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Exmoor National Park, Devon, England, UKNational Park

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Steve Rust Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Steve Rust Collection
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
'Wad'
Reference: Steve Rust Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galenobismutite2.JC.25ePbBi2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Galenobismutite3.7.9.1PbBi2S4
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
BiBismuth
Bi GalenobismutitePbBi2S4

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

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: 2032630
Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Sellick, R.J,(1970) West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. 2nd Edition. David & Charles. 128pp.
Jones, M.H, (2011): The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Railway. Lightmoor Press, 416 pp..


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