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Ting Tang Mine, West Clifford United Mines, Carharrack, Carharrack CP, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 13' 24'' North , 5° 11' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.22361,-5.18694
UK National Grid Reference:SW727409
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Ting Tang Mine worked lodes in the northern part of the West Clifford United sett. Most of its numerous shafts are not identifiable today. The grid reference marks a dump that is open to collectors after paying a small fee.

From 1816 to 1847, the mine produced 40,240 tons of 8.5% copper ore. According to Dines, however, it was also a major tin producer before 1810.

Mineral List

38 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

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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252.17 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3186762
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. [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]

443.8 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 3144611
Ordovician granite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

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]

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- (in part): Dana 7:II:490
- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 410-411.
- Atkinson, B. (1994): Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (Truro).
- Bruce, I. et al. (1999): Lapis 24, 39-43.
- Bruce, I, & D. Aubrey-Jones (1998) UKJMM 19:18-23

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