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Wheal Crofty (Old Wheal Crofty; incl. Wheal Knight; Wheal Vernon), North Roskear, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Wheal Crofty (Old Wheal Crofty; incl. Wheal Knight; Wheal Vernon)Mine (Reclaimed)
North RoskearMine (Abandoned)
CamborneCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 13' 35'' North , 5° 17' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW658415
Locality type:
Mine (Reclaimed) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Camborne22,500 (2012)1.8km
Portreath963 (2017)3.8km
Four Lanes1,416 (2017)4.2km
North Country773 (2017)4.2km
Redruth42,690 (2017)4.3km


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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
Camborne-Redruth and St Day Mining District, Cornwall, England, UKMining District

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 288
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 288
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 288.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Hill, J.B., MacAlister, D.A., and Flett, J.S. (1906): The geology of Falmouth and Truro and of the mining district of Camborne and Redruth. HSMO Publications (London), 335 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 288.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 288

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Guadalupian
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (latest age)~275 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (latest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (earliest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Formation of metallized pegmatites~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (earliest age)~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Emplacement of major plutons~295 MaCornwall, England, UK

References

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- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 287-288.


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