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Wheal Maid, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 14' 16'' North , 5° 9' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.2377777778, -5.16527777778
UK National Grid Reference:SW743424
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


This mine, which was also known as Wheal Maiden lies within the Camborne-Redruth-St Day mining district and is in Gwennap parish.

The mine is bounded on the south by Great Consolidated Mines, the actual boundary being the stream that flows through the valley that now contains the old tailings dams from the Mount Wellington Mine. On the north it adjoins the Poldice sett.

It is recorded that five lodes were present in the mine being Tremaynes Lode, Martyns Lode, North Lode, South Lode and an unnamed lode.

Whilst an exploration project was carried out in the early 1980's known as the 'Wheal Maid Decline', this was undertaken wholly within the Great Consolidated Mines sett and did not link with any of the Wheal Maid workings.

Mineral List


14 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


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References

Mining Annual Review (1985)- 485-

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