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Hawk's Point Mine (Hawkes Point Mine; Wheal Fanny Adela), Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, England, UKi
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Hawk's Point Mine (Hawkes Point Mine; Wheal Fanny Adela)Mine
Carbis BayBay
St IvesCivil Parish
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 11' 49'' North , 5° 27' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW535388
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)1.9km
St Ives9,966 (2017)2.7km
Hayle8,210 (2017)2.8km
Marazion1,294 (2017)8.1km
Leedstown267 (2017)8.2km


This ancient mine produced 670 tons of copper, 1 ton of ochre and some tin during its active working period from 1851 to 1870. The main workings were located at Carrack Gladden Point, where some fairly caverneous levels and tunnels can be seen opening out on the beach. There are portals of several other levels at the top of the cliff, and another adit entrance is located further south of Hawk's Point.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
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

References

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Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 126.
Atkinson, B. (1994): Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (Truro), 51 pp.

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