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Wheal Ellen, Carallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 7' 12'' North , 5° 41' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.12013,-5.68483
GeoHash:G#: gbgvnsh6v
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A mining sett immediately south of St Just town, centred around the farm known as Carallack.

The plan of the sett (AM R216F) shows the position of eight lodes, four of which are indicated to strike north-west to south-east, the others indicated as north-south.

Two shafts are suggested to lie within the sett.

No records of production are given, although it is suspected that the mineral of interest is tin in this locality.

Regions containing this locality

Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

Mining District - 759 mineral species & varietal names listed

St Just Mining Region, Cornwall, England, UK

Region - 268 mineral species & varietal names listed

St Just Mining District, Cornwall, England, UK

Mining District - 253 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'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 TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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.

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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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Dines, H.G. (1956) The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 67.


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