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Fluorite from
Wheal Gorland, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

Description
Comments:A little known fact is that fluorite was apparently mined as smelting flux, although there are no production figures (W. Phillips, ca. 1805).
Habit:Cubes and cubo-octahedrons
Colour:Green
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 131; Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Hill, J.B., MacAlister, D.A., and Flett, J.S. (1906): The geology of Falmouth and Truro and of the mining district of Camborne and Redruth. HSMO Publications (London), 335 pp.; Rocks & Minerals 17, 129
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Fluorite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Wheal Gorland, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
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Nearest other occurrences of Fluorite
0.6km (0.4 miles) Wheal Unity, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
0.8km (0.5 miles) Wheal Unity Wood (Tolgullow United Mine; West Poldice Mine), Chacewater, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
0.9km (0.6 miles) Wheal Jewel (incl. Wheal Quick), Crofthandy, Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.0km (0.6 miles) Park-an-Chy Mine, St Day, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.0km (0.6 miles) East Wheal Damsel, Carharrack, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.1km (0.7 miles) Wheal Damsel, Wheal Damsel United Mines, Carharrack, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.3km (0.8 miles) Poldice Mine, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.3km (0.8 miles) West Wheal Virgin, Great Consolidated Mines, Clifford Amalgamated Mines, Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.4km (0.9 miles) North Wheal Grambler, St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.5km (0.9 miles) West Wheal Damsel (Wheal Spinster), Wheal Damsel United Mines, Carharrack, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.7km (1.0 miles) Treskerby and Chance United Mine (incl. Treskerby Mine; Wheal Chance), Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.8km (1.1 miles) Wheal St Aubyn, St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.8km (1.1 miles) South Wheal Hawke (incl. Scorrier Wolfram Prospect), Great North Downs Mine (incl. Wheal Hawke), Scorrier, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.9km (1.2 miles) Wheal Cupid, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
1.9km (1.2 miles) Cathedral Mine (Jengenter Mine), Busveal, St Day, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.0km (1.2 miles) Great Wheal Busy (Chacewater Mine), Chacewater, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.0km (1.3 miles) Ting Tang Mine, West Clifford United Mines, Carharrack, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.1km (1.3 miles) Wheal Grambler (East Wheal Sparnon), St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.3km (1.4 miles) Ale and Cakes Mine (Cakes and Ale Mine), United Mines (Gwennap United Mines), Clifford Amalgamated Mines, Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.5km (1.6 miles) Cardrew Consols (Cardrew Downs Mine), Cardrew and Prussia United Mine, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
2.9km (1.8 miles) Pednandrea Mine (Pedn-an-Drea Mine), Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
3.1km (1.9 miles) Little North Downs Mine (North Downs Mine; Wheal Shanger), Sinns Common, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
3.2km (2.0 miles) Wheal Sparnon, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
3.3km (2.1 miles) Treviskey Mine, East Tresavean Mine (Treviskey United Mines), Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
3.5km (2.2 miles) Clyjah and Wentworth Mine (Perseverance Mine), Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
3.6km (2.3 miles) Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
4.1km (2.5 miles) Trethellan Mine, Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
4.1km (2.5 miles) Wheal Buller, Wheal Buller and Beauchamp, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
4.2km (2.6 miles) Wheal Uny, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
4.7km (2.9 miles) South Carn Brea Mine, Lower Carnkie, Carn Brea, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
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