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Kit Hill Mine (Kit Hill Consols), Kit Hill United Mines (incl. Kit Hill Great Consols), Callington, Stoke Climsland, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 31' 9'' North , 4° 17' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.5191666667, -4.29361111111
UK National Grid Reference:SX374714
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


Grid reference is for the ornate summit chimney built in 1858 for the Kit Hill Great Consols/Kit Hill United mining complex.

Note:
Carpholite recorded here by Arthur Kingsbury (1906-68) is now considered unlikely. This is one of a number of likely or definitely falsified Kingsbury localities.

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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

Major Regional Geological Units

This 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 geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Felsic-rock

Silurian-Devonian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma
Silurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks

References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC.



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References

Dines, H.G. (1956) The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 631-632 (also see addenda in the 1994 reprint).

Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) Carpholite from Cumberland and Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 502.

Herring, P. and Thomas, N. (1990) The Archaeology of Kit Hill. Cornwall Archaeology Unit, Truro.

Ryback, G., Hart, A.D., and Stanley, C.J. (2001) Journal of the Russell Society 7(2).

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