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Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake, Calstock, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK

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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.

Mineral List


64 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

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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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Jewson, C. (1996) Stolzite from two Cornish localities. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 16, 14.

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).

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