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Portaway Pit (Portway Pit; Gravel pit; Old Wham vein), Castleton, High Peak, Derbyshire, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Portaway Pit (Portway Pit; Gravel pit; Old Wham vein)Pit (Inactive)
CastletonCivil Parish
High PeakBorough
DerbyshireCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
53° 19' 36'' North , 1° 48' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SK128812
Locality type:
Pit (Inactive) - last checked 2020
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hope900 (2018)4.7km
Hope Valley1,001 (2012)4.9km
High Peak92,600 (2012)5.2km
Tideswell1,647 (2018)5.9km
Dove Holes1,113 (2018)6.1km


An opencast working for mixed baryte-fluorite ore on the Old Wham vein (this mixture is locally known as "gravel", hence the misleading name "gravel pit").

This site is now almost completely grassed over with only very small samples of very poor quality baryte found. Oct, 2020.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: BMS Database
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Andrew Lawton Collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: BMS Database
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: BMS Database
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Description: After marcasite
Reference: BMS Database; Ford, T.D., Sarjeant, W.A.S., and Smith, M.E. (1993): UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: BMS Database

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Ford, T.D., Sarjeant, W.A.S., and Smith, M.E. (1993): The minerals of the Peak district of Derbyshire. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55.

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