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Mount Wellington Mine (Wheal Magpie), Cusgarne, Gwennap, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 13' 55'' North , 5° 8' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.23206,-5.14171
GeoHash:G#: gbumfbryv
UK National Grid Reference:SW760418
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Mount Wellington Mine, otherwise known as Wheal Magpie includes the Clifford and Poldory sections of the former United Mines as well as Wheal Andrew and Wheal Britannia.

Mount Wellington Mine worked briefly between 1923 and 1941 raising 52 tons of black tin. It was reopened in 1976 and worked in association with Wheal Jane, helping to dewater the latter, and closed in 1991.

The mine worked Trenare's Lode from a number of shafts. These were Robinson's Shaft, Hawkins' Shaft, Wheal Friendship Shaft, Trenare's Shaft and Dunstan's Shaft. In the Wheal Britannia section it worked from Wheal Jewel Shaft whilst in the Poldory Section it worked from Sampson's Shaft and Buzza's Shaft.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels from this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org.

Mount Wellington Mine (Wheal Magpie), Cusgarne, Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
Mount Wellington Mine, Cornwall, UK

Regions containing this locality

Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

District - 752 mineral species & varietal names listed

Camborne-Redruth and St Day Mining District, Cornwall, England, UK

Mining District - 257 mineral species & varietal names listed

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: [Embrey & Symes, 1987, 50 - "Minerals of Cornwall and Devon"]
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: P Haas collection
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
Ceruleite
Formula: Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: No reference listed
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: BMS Database
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: No reference listed
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: No reference listed
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
Quartz var: Eisenkiesel
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P Haas collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 426-428.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Eisenkiesel4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Copiapite'7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Ceruleite'8.DE.25Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Chamosite'9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Ceruleite42.13.6.1Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Eisenkiesel
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BaryteBaSO4
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Quartz (var: Eisenkiesel)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Quartz (var: Eisenkiesel)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CovelliteCuS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186762
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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. [154]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 2033495
Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3135052
Late Devonian claystone

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Claystone

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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

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