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Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK

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View of the Camborne mining area, ca. 1910.

Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK
View of the Camborne mining area, ca. 1910.

Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 12' 35'' North , 5° 11' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.20999,-5.19592
UK National Grid Reference:SW720394
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


Tresavean Mine was started as a copper mine at some time in the middle of the 18th century, but had to close before 1800. It was re-opened in the early 19th century and became an important copper producer until 1829. In 1838, the output reached 12,303 tons of copper ore, making it the third largest copper mine in Cornwall.

Mineral List

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25 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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References

- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 363-366.
- (in part): Rocks & Minerals: 19:8.

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