Ale and Cakes Mine, United Mines (Gwennap United Mines), Clifford Amalgamated Mines, St Day, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 13' 44'' North , 5° 9' 28'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.22902,-5.15792|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW748414|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Some reports (such as Greg and Lettsom) call this mine "Cakes and Ale", but others list it as "Ale and Cakes".
Located at United Downs.
The sett straddles the road from Pulla Cross to Crofthandy. The eastern part of the Ale & Cakes sett has been covered by the United Downs Raceway oval track stock car / banger circuit, the western side of the sett is now covered by the household waste recycling centre.
Dumps remain on the eastern part of the site, albeit much reduced in size and flattened off, although interesting finds of minerals are still possible with some diligence.
10 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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252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Late Devonian claystone|