Wheal Coates, St Agnes, St Agnes District, Cornwall, England, UKThis page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Photo: Tom Hardman
UK Grid Reference: SW700501
Good examples are rare and fakes were made in the 19th century by coating appropriately shaped lead sheet with granular cassiterite (eg - see Embrey & Symes, 1987, "Minerals of Cornwall and Devon - figure 74)".
Refs.: (in part):
Embrey & Symes, 1987, 69 - "Minerals of Cornwall and Devon"
Rocks & Min.: 16:129.
Mindat ArticlesPseudomorphous crystals of oxide of tin, found in Huel Coates mine, in St. Agnes by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
var: Wood Tin
11 entries listed. 10 valid minerals.
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Sharpe, A. & Smith, J. R.,'Wheal Coates, St. Agnes, An Archaeological Survey for the National Trust,' produced by The Cornwall Archaeological Unit,1986, Truro.