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Wheal Henry (West Tolvadden Mine), Paul, Cornwall, England, UKi
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Wheal Henry (West Tolvadden Mine)Mine
PaulCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 5' 47'' North , 5° 32' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.09659,-5.53804
GeoHash:G#: gbuhczz3f
UK National Grid Reference:SW470279
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mousehole697 (2017)1.5km
Penzance19,872 (2017)2.4km
Madron626 (2017)4.4km
Marazion1,294 (2017)5.5km
St Just1,957 (2017)10.6km


A small mine in the vicinity of Penlee quarry, worked for copper (total output: 66 tons) from 1828 to 1863. All traces, except for the drainage adit located on the low cliff opposite the quarry, have now been obliterated.
Ref.: B. Atkinson: Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (1994)

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
British IslesGroup of Islands
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UKMining District
Mount's Bay Mining District, Cornwall, England, UKMining District

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Liam Schofield photo
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Liam Schofield photo
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Liam Schofield photo
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Liam Schofield photo

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O FerberiteFeWO4
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W FerberiteFeWO4

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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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]

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