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Wheal Neptune, Perranuthnoe, Mount's Bay District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 7' 5'' North , 5° 26' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.11833,-5.44306
UK National Grid Reference:SW539300
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Worked from 1811 to 1838, with a total output of 13,760 tons of copper. Most of the dumps are now removed, but some tips and a shaft can still be located in the fields west of the A394, about 1/4 mile N of Perranuthnoe.
Ref.: B. Atkinson: Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (1994)


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2027914
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Devonian

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic igneous-rock

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

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