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

This page kindly sponsored by Evan Johnson
 
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° North , 5° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km


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

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

var: Wood Tin

Cattiite

Ceruleite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

var: Blister Copper

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

var: Daphnite

Chenevixite (TL)

Childrenite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Churchite-(Y)

'Clays'

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

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

var: Isopyre

Orthoclase

Parnauite

Pentlandite

'Petroleum'

Pharmacosiderite (TL)

Phenakite

Philipsbornite

Pitticite

Plumbogummite

Posnjakite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Eisenkiesel

var: Haytorite

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

Sulphur

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


180 valid minerals. 11 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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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