Kit Hill Mine (Kit Hill Consols), Kit Hill United Mines (incl. Kit Hill Great Consols), Callington, Stoke Climsland, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
|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.
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.
9 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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, |
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.
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).