Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake, Calstock, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 31' 27'' North , 4° 14' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.52444,-4.24472|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SX409719|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
This quarry, that lies approximately 1.5km to the west-north-west of Gunnislake works a fine grained granite comprising one of the smaller plutons associated with the Cornubian batholith.
As the quarry has extended in a southerly direction it has cut through the lodes and workings of Hingston Downs Consols Mine.
64 valid minerals.
|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. 
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.
Weiß, S., Merry, M., and Ansermet, S. (2017) Neufunde aus Cornwall: Cannonit, Arthurit, Auriacusit. Lapis, 42 (1), 20-23; 62 (in German).