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Wheal Margery, St Ives, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Wheal MargeryMine
St IvesCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 12' 8'' North , 5° 28' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW521394
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
St Ives9,966 (2017)1.1km
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)3.3km
Hayle8,210 (2017)4.3km
Marazion1,294 (2017)8.5km
Leedstown267 (2017)9.7km


This mine worked mainly on a narrow NE-trending lode, called Main Lode, which carried copper ores in higher levels and cassiterite below.

The grid reference marks the site of Highburrow Shaft.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bernie Millington
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 121-122.
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bernie Millington
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bernie Millington
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 121-122.; Clement Reid, Sir John Smith Flett, B. S. N. Wilkinson - 1907 The geology of the Land's End district

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Wood Tin-SnO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2

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. 121-122.
Payton P., and Truran, L., eds. (1993): Cyril Noall's St Ives Mining District, Vol. 2. Dyllansow Truran (Redruth), pp. 16-22.

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