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Cornwall, England, UK

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Carn Brea between dusk and dawn

Cornwall, England, UK
Cornwall tin mine

Cornwall, England, UK
Carn Brea between dusk and dawn

Cornwall, England, UK
Cornwall tin mine

Cornwall, England, UK
Carn Brea between dusk and dawn

Cornwall, England, UK
 
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° North , 4° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~74km


Note:
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

'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Adamite

Aegirine

'Agalmatolite'

'Agardite'

Agardite-(Ce)

Agardite-(La)

Agardite-(Nd)

Agardite-(Y)

Akaganeite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

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'

'Apatite Group'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

var: Flos Ferri

Argentojarosite

Arsenic

Arsenogorceixite

Arsenogoyazite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Arthurite (TL)

'Asbestos'

'var: Mountain Leather'

Asbolane

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

Bettertonite (TL)

Beudantite

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

Cannonite

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)

Childrenite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloroxiphite

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Churchite-(Y)

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

Clinoclase (TL)

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinoptilolite-Ca

'Clinoptilolite-Ca-Heulandite-Ca Series'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

'Coeruleolactite'

Coffinite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

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

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

Florencite-(La)

Fluellite (TL)

Fluorapatite (TL)

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

var: Holmbushite (FRL)

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)

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 Group'

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

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Hydrophane

var: Isopyre

var: Opal-Jasper

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Paralaurionite

Parasymplesite

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Parnauite

Pectolite

Penberthycroftite (TL)

Penfieldite

Pentlandite

'Petroleum'

Pharmacoalumite

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

var: Bravoite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrosmalite-(Fe)

Pyrostilpnite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Eisenkiesel

var: Ferruginous Quartz

var: Haytorite

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Rutilated 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'

'Schalenblende'

Scheelite

Schmiederite

Schorl

Schröckingerite

Schulenbergite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Segnitite

Semseyite

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'var: Bastite'

Serpierite

Shattuckite

Siderite

var: Sphärosiderite

Sideronatrite

Sieleckiite

'Silica'

'var: Float-stone'

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Antimonial Silver

Skutterudite

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


484 valid minerals. 39 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region


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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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