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Balleswidden Mine, St Just, St Just District, Cornwall, England, UK
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UK Grid Reference: SW388308
Latitude: 50°7'8"N
Longitude: 5°39'16"W
One of the richest tin mines in the district.

In the 20th century, the dumps were largely removed for reprocessing.

The mine produced pseudomorphs of kaolinite after orthoclase, fine-grained quartz after orthoclase and cassiterite after orthoclase (Rowe & Le Neve Foster, 1879).

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'Chlorite Group'
var: Specularite

var: Gilbertite

var: Pig's Egg
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony

var: Rock Crystal

20 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

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Rowe, T.P., and Le Neve Foster, C. (1879): Observations on Balleswidden Mine. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 10, 10-17.

Dines, H.G. (1956): The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 100-102.

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