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West Wheal Providence, Fraddam, Gwinear-Gwithian, St Erth - Gwithian Area, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 9' 44'' North , 5° 22' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.1623943837, -5.38322617861
UK National Grid Reference:SW584347
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


A copper and tin mine, worked from 1851 to 1883, during which time it produced 11,535 tons of copper and 790 tons of black tin. The quite extensive waste tips south of the road from Fraddam to St Erth Praze straddle the boundary between Gwinear and St Erth parishes.

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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


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References

- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 166.
- Atkinson, B. (1994): Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (Truro), 51 pp.
- A.K. Hamilton Jenkin: Annotations to Ordnance Survey map, scale 1:10,000, sheet 69NW.

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