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Minerals of Cornwall

Last Updated: 10th Nov 2007

Here is a quick photo guide to the mineral classics (and some more recent finds) found in the UK county of Cornwall. Feel free to suggest updates to this list!

Note. this is a work in progress. Add your suggestions to the comments at the bottom (ie photo numbers!) and I'll work them in if appropriate.

Analcime


Dean Quarry

Dean Quarry

Dean Quarry

Dean Quarry

Anatase


Wh. Penrose

Poldice

Apatite


Megiliggar Rocks

Croft Gothal

Megiliggar Rocks

Gunheath

Aragonite


Greystones Quarry

West Wheal Mary Ann

Arsenopyrite


Wh. Penrose

Hingston Down Quarry

Levant

Barret's Zawn

Arthurite


Hingston Down Consols

Hingston Down Consols

Hingston Down Consols

Gunheath

Axinite


Botallack Area

Botallack Area

Azurite


'Gwennap'

Ting Tang

Wh. Basset

South Caradon

Wh. Basset

Penberthy Croft

'Gwennap'

Penberthy Croft

Baryte


Ale & Cakes

Wh. Mary Ann

Wh. Drea

Ale & Cakes

Bayldonite


Penberthy Croft

Wh. Carpenter

Croft Gothal

Penberthy Croft

Beraunite


Gravel Hill

Gravel Hill

Gravel Hill

Gravel Hill

Bertrandite


Hingston Downs Quarry

Bornite


Carn Brea

Bournonite


Herodsfoot

Herodsfoot

Wh. Boys

Newporth Beach

Herodsfoot

Herodsfoot

Herodsfoot

Calcite


Wh. Wrey

Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine

Cassiterite


St Agnes

Wh. Coates ps after Orthoclase

"Sparable Tin" - Dolcoath

"Wood Tin" - Garth Mine

St Agnes

United Downs Mine

St Agnes

Cerussite


Pentire Glaze

Chalcocite


Levant

"Cornwall"

Carn Brea

Levant

Geevor

Chalcophyllite


Wh. Gorland

Chalcopyrite


Tincroft

Herodsfoot

Trevascus

Cook's Kitchen

Clinoclase


Wh. Unity

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Unity

Gwennap

Wh. Gorland

Connellite


Penberthy Croft

South Tolcarne

Cligga Mine

Perranporth

West Caradon

Perran Gt St George

Wh. Hazard

Wh. Edward

Cuprite


Wh. Gorland

Wh. Phoenix

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Phoenix

Wh. Phoenix

Penberthy Croft

Wh. Gorland

Marke Valley


Fluorite


Wh. Gorland

Carn Brea

East Pool

South Crofty

Wh. Buller

Chywoon Quarry

Great Wh. Prosper

Wh. Mary Ann

Goethite


Restormel

Libethenite

Linarite


Penberthy Croft

Liroconite


Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Mimetite


Wh. Unity

Penberthy Croft

Wh. Unity

Olivenite


Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Pharmacosiderite


Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Wh. Gorland

Posnjakite


Drakewalls

Pyromorphite


Wh. Alfred

Wh. Alfred

Trevinnick

Pentire Glaze

Quartz


Wh. Remfrey

Greystones Quarry

Wh. Jane

South Crofty

Scorodite


Cathedral Mine

Siderite


Wh. Maudlin

Tincroft

South Crofty

Wh. Drea

Stannite


Wh. Jane

Holmbush Mine

Tetrahedrite


Herodsfoot

Herodsfoot

Topaz


Seal Hole Mine

Torbernite


Gunnislake Area

Old Gunnislake

Old Gunnislake

Gunheath

Turquoise


Gunheath

Wh. Phoenix

Bunny Mine

Gunheath

Index





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Comments

Baryte:
The second photo shows baryte from Ale & Cakes Mine, and the third photo is a gypsum from Spain !

Goethite:
You might consider to include this one: http://www.mindat.org/photo-299578.html
Classic Drea material and a lucky find from last year.

Peter Haas
11th Nov 2010 11:31pm

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