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SS Cheerful wreck site, Cornwall, England, UKi
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SS Cheerful wreck site- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 23' 11'' North , 5° 38' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.38666,-5.64540
GeoHash:G#: gbgyxs95s
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
St Ives9,966 (2017)22.7km
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)26.9km
Hayle8,210 (2017)27.6km
Madron626 (2017)28.8km
Portreath963 (2017)28.9km

SS Cheerful was shipwrecked on 20 July 1885 and carried 28- and 56-pound (12 and 25 kg) ingots of Cornish tin bearing the marks of the smelting houses of Treloweth - St Erth, Carvedras - Truro, Trethellan - Truro, and Tamar - Bere Ferrers. The wreck lies in 35 fathoms (64m) of water, 18 miles (33km) NNW of St Ives.

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1 valid mineral.

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Group 3 - Halides
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'Atacamite Group'-

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'Atacamite Group'-

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H AbhuriteSn21Cl16(OH)14O6
O AbhuriteSn21Cl16(OH)14O6
Cl AbhuriteSn21Cl16(OH)14O6
Sn AbhuriteSn21Cl16(OH)14O6

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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Carboniferous - Devonian
298.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3162370
Devonian claystone

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Claystone

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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Golley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh publications, 108p. (p. 6).

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