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 district includes the civil parishes (CPs) of Camborne, Carharrack, Gwennap, Illogan, Kea, Lanner, Redruth, and St Day, as well as minor parts of Crowan, Kenwyn, St Agnes, and Stithians.
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240 entries listed. 166 valid minerals. 10 type localities (valid minerals).
Localities in this Region
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- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 276-435.
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