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Ding Dong Mine, Boskednan, Madron, St Just District, Cornwall, England, UK

UK Grid Reference: SW437348
Latitude: 50°9'25"N
Longitude: 5°35'19"W
An ancient tin mine, that worked several lodes in a large tract of land between Lanyon farm and Mulfra hill, west to north of Boskednan. There still are many shafts, ruined mine buildings and quite extensive dumps left on the south and south-east slopes of Nine Maidens Cairn.

The grid reference marks the site of Croft Reeve Shaft, in the center of the sett, where some of the mine facilities were located, including the stamps and two engine houses. Today, this area is marked by a large overgrown burrow adjacent to the dirt track road leading from Boskednan to Bosiliack.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Cassiterite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
'Feldspar Group'
Fluorite
Hematite
Kaolinite
Limonite
Malachite
Quartz
var: Jasper
Schorl


15 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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UK
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just District

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References

- Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), pp. 104-106.

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