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Restormel Royal Iron Mine (Trinity Mine), Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
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Restormel Royal Iron Mine, Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
UK Grid Reference: SX098614
Latitude: 50°25'15"N
Longitude: 4°40'40"W
Originally called Trinity Mine in 1797 when Philip Rashleigh obtained fine specimens of crystallised goethite for his collection.

Subsequently renamed Restormel Royal Iron Mine after a visit Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in September 1846. The mine captain described how Prince Albert "took the pick, and he thawed it like a man! and he got a bit of ore" On the departure of the Royal party, 120 miners "were ready to cheer 'em as they drove off, all red like Injians from the red of the main [lode] and we did cheer to be sure, as never was before". After the royal visit, Queen Victoria commanded 50 gold sovereigns to be distributed among the miners

Restormel Royal Iron Mine closed in 1883.

Mineral List

var: Specularite
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine

var: Jasper

19 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

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Clark, A.M., Couper, A.G., Embrey, P.G., and Fejer, E.E. (1986): Waylandite: New Data from an Occurrence in Cornwall, and a Note on 'Agnesite'. Mineralogical Magazine 50, 731-733.

Cotterel, T.F. (2010): An unusual manganese-bearing assemblage from Restormel, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Journal of the Russell Society 13, xx-xx.

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