Hingston Down Consols, Clitters United Mines, Gunnislake, Calstock, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 31' 17'' North , 4° 14' 45'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.52139,-4.24611|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
Old copper mine (1846-1917).
Two main lodes ('Main Lode', 'South Lode') are immediately adjacent to the Hingston Down quarry.
Russell (1910): "Hingston Down Consols mine commenced working about 1846, and was for many years a large producer of copper ores. After being abandoned for a long time, it was reopened about 1904 by the Clitters United Mines Co. Ltd., since which date it has produced considerable quantities of tin, copper, wolframite, and arsenical pyrites, and also some fluor-spar."
Note on the mineral list:
Carpholite supposedly collected here in 1957 by Arthur Kingsbury (1906-68) is now considered unlikely and probably from Bohemia. This is one of a number of likely or definitely falsified Kingsbury localities.
21 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. 
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 913.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) Carpholite from Cumberland and Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 502.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1960) Carminite and beudantite from the northern part of the Lake District and from Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 32, n° 249, 423-432. (includes reference to Russell 1910).
Ryback, G., Nawaz, R., and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Ryback, G., Hart, A.D., and Stanley, C.J. (2001) Journal of the Russell Society 7(2).
Weiss, S., Green, D.H., Hooper, J.J., and Elton, N. (2007) Erzgänge und "Alpine" Klüfte: Die Mineralien des Hingston Quarry, Calstock, Cornwall. Lapis 32 (11), 13-25; 54.