Mining first commenced in 1836 under the name of Cornwall Great United Mines, but was unsuccessful. Reopened about 1844 as Phoenix Mine, West Phoenix Mine was included within the set in 1875, after which the mine was worked as Phoenix United.
Most of dumps removed at closure, including engine houses, but Prince of Wales Shaft has complex of buildings associated with it.
Note on the mineral list: for "coeruleolactite" see references and information given for Planerite-Turquoise Series.
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60 entries listed. 42 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).
Localities in this Region
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- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 951.
- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 591-594.
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