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Penlee Beach, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Penlee BeachBeach
Newlyn- not defined -
PenzanceCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 5' 56'' North , 5° 32' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mousehole697 (2017)1.8km
Penzance19,872 (2017)2.2km
Madron626 (2017)4.1km
Marazion1,294 (2017)5.6km
St Just1,957 (2017)10.2km


The beach to the east of Penlee quarry yields minerals that can't be connected to the Penlee Quarry, just nearby. The minerals found on the beach are coming from an or different offshore lodes. Some lodes can be seen at low tide.
These used to be exploited by Wheal Henry, see https://www.mindat.org/loc-32883.html

This locality lies within the Penzance CP, not Paul CP under current parish boundaries.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: G. Curtis specimen
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Botallackite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: G. Curtis
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dale Foster Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Natanite
Formula: Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Reference: G. Curtis
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: G. Curtis
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: G. Curtis
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Botallackite3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Natanite4.FC.10Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Natanite6.3.6.3Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Botallackite10.1.3.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
H BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
O BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CuCopper
Cu BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

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

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

British IslesGroup of Islands
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
UK

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