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Avarack & Nancothan Mine (aka Drift Moor Consols), Paul, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 6' 12'' North , 5° 34' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.10339,-5.58051
GeoHash:G#: gbuj1103k
UK National Grid Reference:SW440288
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Another relatively small tin mine located just to the northern side of the river at Lower Drift.

This mine also produced considerable amounts of Wood Tin, its close proximity to the better known Garth Mine means material from Avarack & Nancothan is often mislabelled as Garth.

Regions containing this locality

Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

District - 752 mineral species & varietal names listed

St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK

Region - 268 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Hosking, Stanley & Camm, The Occurence, Nature and Genesis of Wood Tin in South West England
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Hosking, Stanley & Camm, The Occurence, Nature and Genesis of Wood Tin in South West England
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Dale Foster Collection
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Dale Foster Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dale Foster Collection
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Dale Foster Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
-SnO2
'Feldspar Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
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

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated 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 complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2028219
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3191499
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3130462
Ordovician granite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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HG Dines, Metalliferous Mining Region of South West England, p171
AK Hamilton Jenkin, Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Volume 4 page 14
Abandoned mine plan M1 (1858) and R185


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