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Restormel Royal Iron Mine (Trinity Mine), Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 25' 14'' North , 4° 40' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.42083,-4.67778
UK National Grid Reference:SX098614
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


Originally called Trinity Mine in 1797 when Philip Rashleigh obtained fine specimens of crystallised goethite for his collection.

Subsequently renamed Restormel Royal Iron Mine after a visit from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in September 1846. The mine captain described how Prince Albert "took the pick, and he thawed it like a man! and he got a bit of ore." On the departure of the Royal party, 120 miners "were ready to cheer 'em as they drove off, all red like Injians from the red of the main [lode] and we did cheer to be sure, as never was before". After the royal visit, Queen Victoria commanded 50 gold sovereigns to be distributed among the miners.

Restormel Royal Iron Mine closed in 1883.

Mineral List


11 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Guadalupian
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (latest age)~275 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (latest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (earliest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Formation of metallized pegmatites~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (earliest age)~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Emplacement of major plutons~295 MaCornwall, England, UK

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2033471
Lower Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

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References

Clark, A.M., Couper, A.G., Embrey, P.G., and Fejer, E.E. (1986) Waylandite: New Data from an Occurrence in Cornwall, and a Note on 'Agnesite'. Mineralogical Magazine 50, 731-733.

Cotterel, T.F. (2010) An unusual manganese-bearing assemblage from Restormel, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Journal of the Russell Society 13, 53-56.

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