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Ale and Cakes Mine (Cakes and Ale Mine), United Mines (Gwennap United Mines), Clifford Amalgamated Mines, United Downs, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 13' 44'' North , 5° 9' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.2290246472, -5.15792342231
UK National Grid Reference:SW748414
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

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.

Mineral List

10 valid minerals.


Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ 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

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