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Pednandrea Mine (Pedn-an-Drea Mine), Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 14' 0'' North , 5° 13' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.23333,-5.22250
UK National Grid Reference:SW702421
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


This mine was already active in the early 18th century, and was operated intermittently until 1891. It worked a number of ENE-trending lodes in metamorphosed killas overlying the west flank of the Carn Marth granite. The workings are located under Redruth town; the shafts are built over and most of the many small mines that were included in its sett cannot be identified today. Coordinates given are those of the stepped chimney near Engine and Sump shafts, which was erected around 1824.

The lodes are intersected by two NW-trending cross-courses, about 100 fms apart. The western cross-course, which is said to carry cobalt ores, has been traced southwards to Wheal Sparnon. The eastern cross-course (or, Braggs cross-course) presumably carries uranium ores.

During its last working period, from 1854 to 1891, the mine produced 1,090 tons of 5.5% copper ore, 7,700 tons of black tin, and, together with Wheal Sparnon, 974 tons of arsenic. It was by far the largest tin producer in the area.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals.

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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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma
Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

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References

- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 367-369.
- Embrey & Symes (1987): Minerals of Cornwall and Devon, p. 104.

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