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Cornish localities are ordered by mining districts as outlined by Dines (1956). Those areas are sub-divided by civil parishes (CPs). Other administrative units are not used.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Abhurite
Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
Aegirine
'Agalmatolite'
'Agardite'
Agardite-(Ce)
Agardite-(La)
Agardite-(Nd)
Agardite-(Y)
Akaganeite
Alabandite
Albite
var: Andesine
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Alloclasite
Allophane
Alluaudite
Almandine
Aluminocopiapite
Alunogen
Amblygonite
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Byssolite
Analcime
Anatase
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
Andersonite
Andradite
var: Hydroandradite
'Andrewsite'
Anglesite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
Antimony
Antlerite
'Apatite'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
var: Flos Ferri
Argentojarosite
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenogorceixite
Arsenogoyazite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Arthurite (TL)
'Asbestos'
'var: Mountain Leather'
Asbolane
'Asphaltum'
Atacamite
Augite
Auriacusite
Aurichalcite
Autunite
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Barbosalite
Barstowite (TL)
Baryte
Bassetite (TL)
Bayldonite (TL)
Beaverite-(Cu)
Bechererite
Becquerelite
Bementite
Beraunite
Berthierite
Bertrandite
Beryl
Beudantite
Bieberite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Birnessite
Bismite
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
'Bismuth Ochre'
Bismutite
Bismutoferrite
'Bitumen'
Boleite
Boltwoodite
Bornite
Botallackite (TL)
Boulangerite
Bournonite (TL)
Brochantite
Brookite
Brucite
Brushite
Bulachite
Bustamite
Buttgenbachite
Cacoxenite
'Calamine'
Calcite
var: Argentine
var: Manganoan Calcite
var: Slate Spar
Caledonite
Cancrinite
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Carminite
Cassiterite
var: Dough tin
var: Toad's Eye Tin
var: Wood Tin
Cattiite
Celestine
Ceruleite
Cerussite
Cervantite
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Chalcoalumite
Chalcocite
Chalcomenite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
var: Blister Copper
Chalcosiderite (TL)
'Chalcosiderite-Turquoise Series'
Chamosite
var: Daphnite
var: Thuringite
'Chamosite-Clinochlore Series'
Chenevixite (TL)
'Chert'
Childrenite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloroxiphite
Chromite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Churchite-(Y)
Clinochlore
var: Ripidolite
Clinoclase (TL)
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinoptilolite-Ca
'Clinoptilolite-Ca-Heulandite-Ca Series'
Clinozoisite
Cobaltite
'Coeruleolactite'
Coffinite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
Compreignacite
'Condurrite'
Conichalcite
Connellite (TL)
Copiapite
Copper
Cordierite
Corkite
Cornubite (TL)
Cornwallite (TL)
Corundum
var: Sapphire
Cotunnite
Covellite
Crandallite
Cristobalite
Crocoite
Cronstedtite
Cubanite
Cumengeite
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
var: Tile ore
Cuprosklodowskite
Cuprotungstite
Cyanotrichite
Cyrilovite
Danalite
Danburite
Datolite
Delafossite
Descloizite
Devilline (TL)
Dewindtite
Diaboleite
Diadochite
Diaspore
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
var: Diallage
Djurleite
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
Domeykite
Dravite
Dufrénite
Dufrénoysite
Duftite
Dumortierite
Dundasite
Elbaite
Elyite
Enargite
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
'Enysite'
Epidote
Epsomite
Erythrite
Ettringite
Faustite
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
Ferrimolybdite
Ferro-hornblende
Ferrokësterite (TL)
'Ferro-sadanagaite'
Ferrostrunzite
Feruvite
Fiedlerite
'Flint'
Florencite-(La)
Fluellite (TL)
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
var: Holmbushite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Fluorite
var: Chlorophane
Francevillite
Freibergite
Frondelite
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
var: Plumbeine
'Ganomatite
var: Chenocoprolite'

'Garnet'
Genthelvite
Geocronite
Gersdorffite
Gibbsite
Glauconite
'Gmelinite'
Goethite
Gold
Gorceixite
Goslarite
Goyazite
Graphite
Grossular
var: Stannoan Grossular
Grunerite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Halite
'Halloysite'
Harmotome
Hastingsite
Hausmannite
Haüyne
Hedenbergite
Helvine
Hematite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Hentschelite
Hercynite
Herderite
Hetaerolite
Heteromorphite
'Heulandite'
Heulandite-Ca
Heulandite-K
Hidalgoite
Hisingerite
'Hornblende'
Hübnerite
Humboldtine
Huttonite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
var: Ferritungstite
Hydroniumpharmacosiderite (TL)
Hydroxylapatite
Hydrozincite
'Hypersthene'
Ilmenite
var: Manaccanite
Ilvaite
Ixiolite
Jamesonite (TL)
Jarosite
Jeanbandyite
Johannite
'Joséite'
'Joséite-B'
Kaersutite
Kaňkite
Kaolinite
Kasolite
Kermesite
'Kerolite'
Kësterite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Kidwellite
Kröhnkite
Kuramite
Kyanite
Lanarkite
Langite (TL)
Laumontite
Laurionite
Lavendulan
Lead
Leadhillite
Lepidocrocite
Lepidolite
Leucophosphite
Libethenite
Liebigite
Likasite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Liroconite (TL)
Liskeardite (TL)
'Lithomarge'
Lizardite (TL)
Löllingite
Ludlamite (TL)
Mackinawite
Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Malayaite
Malhmoodite
'Manganese Oxides'
Manganite
Mansfieldite
Marcasite
var: Lonchidite
Matlockite
Mattheddleite
Mawsonite
Melanterite
'Melilite'
Mendipite
Meneghinite
Mesolite
'Meta-autunite Group'
Metanováčekite
Metasaléeite
Metatorbernite (TL)
Metavoltine
Metazeunerite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Milarite
Millerite
Mimetite
Minium
Minnesotaite
Mitridatite
Mixite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monazite-(La)
Montmorillonite
Morinite
Mottramite
Mpororoite
Muscovite
var: Gilbertite
var: Illite
var: Pig's Egg
var: Sericite
Nadorite
Nantokite
Natanite
Natrolite
'Natromontebrasite'
Natron
Natrozippeite
Neotocite
Nepheline
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
Nontronite
Nosean
Nováčekite-I
'Ochre'
Olivenite (TL)
var: Leucochalcite
var: Wood Copper
Opal
var: Fire Opal
var: Hydrophane
var: Isopyre
var: Opal-Jasper
Orpiment
Orthoclase
Paralaurionite
Parasymplesite
Paratacamite
Pargasite
Parnauite
Pectolite
Penfieldite
Pentlandite
'Petroleum'
Pharmacosiderite (TL)
Phenakite
Philipsbornite
Philipsburgite
Phlogopite
Phosgenite
Phosphohedyphane
Phosphosiderite
Pigeonite
'Pigotite'
'Pinite'
'Pitticite'
Plagionite
'Planerite-Turquoise Series'
Platinum
'Plumbago'
'Plumbic Ochre'
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
'Plumosite'
Polybasite
Polybasite-Tac
Posnjakite
'Potassic-magnesio-arfvedsonite'
Prehnite
Pseudoboleite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
Pumpellyite-(Mg)
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
'Pyromorphite Subgroup'
Pyrophyllite
'Pyrosmalite'
Pyrostilpnite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Qitianlingite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amethyst
var: Carnelian
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Eisenkiesel
var: Ferruginous Quartz
var: Haytorite
var: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Prase
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Rutilated Quartz
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz

Rammelsbergite
Ramsbeckite
Raspite
Realgar
Redgillite
Reichenbachite
Rhabdophane-(Ce) (TL)
Rhabdophane-(Nd)
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Riebeckite
Rockbridgeite
'Roméite Group'
Roquesite
Rosasite
Roscherite
Rossmanite
Russellite (TL)
Rutherfordine
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
var: Strüverite
Safflorite
'Sagenite'
Saléeite
Sanidine
Saponite (TL)
'Saussurite'
Scheelite
Schmiederite
Schorl
Schröckingerite
Schulenbergite
Scolecite
Scorodite
Segnitite
Semseyite
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
'Serpentine Group'
'var: Bastite'
Serpierite
Shattuckite
Siderite
var: Sphärosiderite
Sideronatrite
Sieleckiite
'Silica
var: Float-stone'

Sillimanite
Silver
var: Antimonial Silver
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite
Smithsonite
Spangolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
Spinel
Stannite (TL)
Stannoidite
Staurolite
Stephanite
'Stevensite'
'Stibiconite'
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stilbite-Ca
Stilpnomelane
Stokesite (TL)
Stolzite
Strashimirite
Strengite
Strunzite
Sulphur
Svanbergite
Talc
var: Steatite
'Tantalite'
'Tavistockite'
Tennantite (TL)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
Tephroite
Tetrahedrite
Thénardite
Thorianite
Thorite
'Tiger's Eye'
Titanite
Tochilinite
Todorokite
Topaz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
'var: Achroite'
'var: Indicolite'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Verdelite'
Tremolite
Tridymite
Triphylite
Triplite
Triploidite
Tristramite (TL)
Trögerite
'Tungstic Ochre'
Tungstite
Turquoise
var: Rashleighite
Tyrolite
Tyuyamunite
'UM1995-//-CO:PbU'
'UM1995-CO-CaHREEEU'
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranophane
Uranopilite
Uranospathite (TL)
Uranospinite
'Uvite'
Valentinite
Valleriite
Vanadinite
Vandenbrandeite
Vandendriesscheite
Variscite
'Varlamoffite'
Vauquelinite
Vesuvianite
var: Manganoan Vesuvianite
Vivianite (TL)
Vochtenite (TL)
'Wad'
'var: Cobaltian Wad'
Wavellite
Waylandite
Whitmoreite
Wickmanite
Widenmannite
Wittichenite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Wölsendorfite
Woodwardite (TL)
Wroewolfeite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
'Xenotime'
Xenotime-(Y)
Zálesíite
Zeunerite
Zincolivenite
Zinkenite
'Zinnwaldite'
Zippeite
Zircon
Zoisite
Zwieselite


710 entries listed. 481 valid minerals. 36 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Henwood, W.J. (1843): On the Metalliferous Deposits of Cornwall and Devon. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386.

Watson, J.Y (1843): A Compendium of Bristish Mining with Statistical Notices of the Principal Mines in Cornwall. Author's Publication, 82 pp.

Spargo, T. (1865): The Mines of Cornwall and Devon: Statistics and Observations. Victoria Press (London), 188 pp.

Collins, J.H. (1871): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon. D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro), 108 pp.

Dines, H.G. (1956): The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England, 2 Vols., HMSO Publications (London), 796 pp. [see also corrigenda in the 1994 reprint]

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1961): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 1: Around St Ives. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 50 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1962): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 2: St Agnes, Perranporth. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 60 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1962): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 3: Around Redruth. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 52 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1962): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 4: Penzance - Mount's Bay. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 64 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1963): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 5: Hayle, Gwinear and Gwithian. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 64 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1963): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 6: Around Gwennap. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 60 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (19xx): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 7: Perranporth - Newquay. Truro Bookshop (Truro), xx pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1964): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 8: Truro to the Clay District. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 67 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1964): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 9: Padstow, St Columb and Bodmin. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 58 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1965): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 10: Camborne - Illogan. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 70 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1965): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 11: Marazion, St Hilary and Breage. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 68 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1966): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 12: Around Liskeard. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 68 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1967): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 13: The Lizard - Falmouth - Mevagissey. Truro Bookshop (Truro), 64 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (19xx): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 14: St Austell to Saltash. Truro Bookshop (Truro), xx pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1969): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 15: Calstock, Callington and Launceston. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies (Penzance), 68 pp.

Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. (1970): Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Vol. 16: Wadebridge, Camelford and Bude. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies (Penzance), xx pp.

Edmonds, E.A., McKeown, M.C., and Williams, M. (1975): British Regional Geology: South-West England, 4th ed. HMSO Publications (London), 138 pp.

Trounson, J. H. (1985): Mining in Cornwall (A Pictorial Record) 1850-1960. Vol. 2, xx pp. (ISBN 0903485 95 8)

Embrey, P.G., and Symes, R.F. (1987): Minerals of Cornwall and Devon. British Museum of Natural History (London), 154 pp.

Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.

Bancroft, P. & Weller, S. (1993): Cornwall’s famous mines. Mineralogical Record 24(4), 259-283.

Dines, H.G. (1994): The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England, 2 Vols., reprinted, HMSO Publications (London), 894 pp. (incl. 98 pages of addenda and corrigenda).

Spalding, A., Hartgroves, S., Macadam, J., and Owens, D. (1999): The conservation value of abandoned pits and quarries in Cornwall, Report of the Derelict Land Advisory Group Conference, Truro, March 22, 1999. Cornwall County Council, 105 pp. (ISBN 1 903798 00 0)

Zeh, E. & Zeh, E. (2012): Cornwall - auch heute noch ein lohnendes Sammelgebiet? Vorschläge für eine mineralogische Ferienreise. Aufschluss, 63 (6), 349-364 (in German).

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