Elvan Dyke - Wheal Coates - Chapel Porth (S9)

An Elvan (Rhyolite) Dyke runs diagonally down the cliff below Towanroath Engine House.
The mineralisation seam is below - the lode has been mined .
Either side the rocks are metasediments - sedimentary rock that has undergone changes due to heat / pressure .
Wheal Coates has numerous lodes .
At beach level is the 'Towanroath Vugga' (cave) - a natural sea cave with old mine workings and a drainage adit at the back.
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Location - Northern End of Chapel Porth Beach in Gallery / Section 9
Chapel Porth is to the north of Porthtowan.
Ref:
5764
Date:
{ts '2018-05-17 00:00:00'}
Location:
SW 697.500
Photographer:

Elvan Dyke - Wheal Coates - Chapel Porth (S9)

An Elvan (Rhyolite) Dyke runs diagonally down the cliff below Towanroath Engine House.
The mineralisation seam is below - the lode has been mined .
Either side the rocks are metasediments - sedimentary rock that has undergone changes due to heat / pressure .
Wheal Coates has numerous lodes .
At beach level is the 'Towanroath Vugga' (cave) - a natural sea cave with old mine workings and a drainage adit at the back.
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Location - Northern End of Chapel Porth Beach in Gallery / Section 9
Chapel Porth is to the north of Porthtowan.
Ref:
5764
Date:
{ts '2018-05-17 00:00:00'}
Location:
SW 697.500
Photographer: