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Swanpool Mine, Falmouth, Wendron & Falmouth District, Cornwall, England, UK
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UK Grid Reference: SW801312
Latitude: 50°8'21"N
Longitude: 5°4'40"W
 
 
Foremost amongst the otherwise small mine adventures of the Falmouth area, the mine exploited a lead-silver lode that passes under the southwestern corner of the lake of that name.

Operations commenced in the early part of the 18th century.

Mineral List

Arsenopyrite
Bournonite
Cassiterite
Galena
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal

Sphalerite


7 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.

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References

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

Dines, H.G. (1994): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, reprint, pp. 271-272, xxxii.

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