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East Caradon Mine, Downgate, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
East Caradon MineMine (Reclaimed)
Downgate- not defined -
LinkinhorneCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 30' 20'' North , 4° 25' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SX278701
Locality type:
Mine (Reclaimed) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pensilva1,663 (2017)1.1km
Liskeard9,237 (2017)6.2km
Menheniot782 (2017)7.4km
Dobwalls1,418 (2017)8.2km
Callington5,786 (2017)8.2km


A copper mine on the east slope of Caradon hill, which worked the eastern extensions of some of the lodes worked at South Caradon Mine. Between 1860 and 1885, it produced 54,000 tons of 7% copper ore. At times, the ore contained 3-4 ounces of silver per ton.

The grid reference marks the site of Wiliams's shaft.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 602-603

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O

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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O

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. 2, pp. 602-603.

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