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Wheal Alfred, Great Wheal Alfred (Alfred Consols), Hayle, Cornwall, England, UKi
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Wheal AlfredMine
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HayleCivil Parish
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 11' 1'' North , 5° 23' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW578371
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hayle8,210 (2017)2.0km
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)3.4km
Leedstown267 (2017)3.7km
St Ives9,966 (2017)7.3km
Camborne22,500 (2012)7.6km


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(Ce)
Formula: CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 2 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Agardite-(La)
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Agardite-(Nd)
Formula: NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Description: Pale-green fibres, resembling aurichalcite and giving the powder-pattern of mixite (q.v.), on mimetite in quartz on old specimens in the BM(NH).
Reference: Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.; Embrey & Symes (1987) Minerals of Cornwall and Devon.
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Bayldonite ?
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 143-146.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 11; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 100.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 100.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 143-146.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 20; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 105; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), pp. 11-12; Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.; Embrey, P.G. (1978): Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177;
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Peter G. Embrey (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine 42:169-177
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: [Golley & Williams, 1995, 48 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 143-146.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Embrey, P.G. (1978): Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 192; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: A small quantity of native silver was discovered in 1813, appearing "as if plated on the copper ore" (Carne, 1818). On other specimens, the silver was embedded in malachite (Phillips, 1823; Hogg, 1825).
Reference: Carne, J. (1818): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 1, 118-126; Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 20; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 112; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 143-146.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 112
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 100.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 100.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(Ce)8.DL.15CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(La)8.DL.15LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Nd)8.DL.15NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Y)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Bayldonite ?8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite ?41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Agardite-(Ce)-CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(La)-LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Nd)-NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O TenoriteCuO
O CupriteCu2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
LaLanthanum
La Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
CeCerium
Ce Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
BiBismuth
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

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

References

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Carne, J. (1818) On the Discovery of Silver in the Mines of Cornwall. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 1, 118-126.
Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.

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