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Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

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The most productive mining district in the west of England, which also includes some of the longest-lived mines of the region, including Dolcoath, South Crofty and East Pool.

It encompasses the mines on the north side of the Carnmenellis granite and around two small outlying masses, known as Carn Brea and Carn Marth, which are separated from the former by stretches of killas country rock. The mines in the central Carnmenellis area and on its south side belong to the Wendron-Falmouth district.

The mining district includes the civil parishes (CPs) of Carn Brea, Carharrack, Chacewater, Gwennap, Illogan, Kea, Lanner, Redruth, St Day and Truro, as well as most of Camborne and minor parts of Crowan, Kenwyn, St Agnes, Stithians and Wendron.

For the present CP boundaries, see: http://mapping.cornwall.gov.uk/website/ccmap/ (in the 'Layers' tab on the left, select 'Government Boundaries', then click on 'Parishes').

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
'Agardite'
Albite
Almandine
Aluminocopiapite
Alunogen
Anatase
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Antlerite
'Apatite'
Arsenic
Arsenogorceixite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Asbolane
'Asphaltum'
Augite
Autunite
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Baryte
Bassetite (TL)
Bayldonite
Beraunite
Bertrandite
Beryl
Beudantite
'Biotite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
'Bitumen'
Bornite
Brochantite
Brookite
Cacoxenite
Calcite
var: Argentine
Carminite
Cassiterite
Ceruleite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
var: Blister Copper
Chalcosiderite
Chamosite
var: Daphnite
Chenevixite (TL)
'Chert'
Childrenite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Churchite-(Y)
Clinochlore
var: Ripidolite
Clinoclase (TL)
'Clinoptilolite-Ca-Heulandite-Ca Series'
Cobaltite
Coffinite
'Condurrite'
Connellite
Copiapite
Copper
Corkite
Cornubite
Cornwallite (TL)
Covellite
Crandallite
Cronstedtite
Cubanite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
var: Tile ore
Cuprotungstite
Cyanotrichite
Devilline
Djurleite
Dolomite
Domeykite
Enargite
Epidote
Epsomite
Erythrite
Ettringite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite
var: Chlorophane
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
'Ganomatite
var: Chenocoprolite'

'Garnet'
Gibbsite
Goethite
Gold
Goslarite
Graphite
Grossular
Gypsum
var: Selenite
'Halloysite'
Hematite
var: Specularite
Hisingerite
'Hornblende'
Hübnerite
Humboldtine
Huttonite
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Hydrozincite
Ilmenite
Johannite
Kaolinite
Langite
'Lepidolite'
Leucophosphite
Libethenite
Liebigite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Liroconite (TL)
Liskeardite
'Lithomarge'
Löllingite
Ludlamite (TL)
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite
Marcasite
var: Lonchidite
Melanterite
Metatorbernite (TL)
Metazeunerite
'Mica Group'
Millerite
Mimetite
Mixite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
Olivenite (TL)
var: Leucochalcite
var: Wood Copper
Opal
var: Fire Opal
Orthoclase
Parnauite
Pentlandite
'Petroleum'
Pharmacosiderite (TL)
Phenakite
Philipsbornite
'Pitticite'
Plumbogummite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Eisenkiesel
var: Haytorite
var: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Prase
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Safflorite
Saléeite
Scheelite
Schorl
Scorodite
Shattuckite
Siderite
Sieleckiite
'Silica
var: Float-stone'

Silver
Skutterudite
Spangolite
Sphalerite
Stannite
Stibnite
Strashimirite
Talc
Tennantite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Thorianite
Thorite
Titanite
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Verdelite'
Tremolite
Tristramite
'Tungstic Ochre'
Tungstite
Tyrolite
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranospathite (TL)
Uranospinite
'Varlamoffite'
Vivianite
Vochtenite (TL)
'Wad'
'var: Cobaltian Wad'
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Woodwardite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
Zeunerite
Zippeite
Zircon


254 entries listed. 174 valid minerals. 11 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

Thomas, R. (1819): Report on a survey of the mining district of Cornwall, from Chasewater to Camborne. John Cary (London), 78 pp.

Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 276-435.

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