|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° North , 5° West (est.)|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
Redruth is the major town at the eastern end of what is generally termed the Camborne-Redruth mining district.
Several significant mines lie within the town itself, most notably Pednandrea Mine and Wheal Sparnon.
The town of Redruth has also been plagued by scores of unrecorded mine workings that can cause problems for development.
NOTE: On old labels, "Redruth" often refers to some of the mines that are located immediately west of Redruth, but in Carn Brea or Illogan parishes, such as Carn Brea and Tincroft mines.
The civil parish centred on Redruth town.
It is surrounded on the north by Portreath CP and St Agnes CP, to the east by St Day CP and Lanner CP and to the west by Carn Brea CP and Illogan CP.
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60 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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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358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
Localities in this Region
- Buckett's Mine
- Cardrew and Prussia United Mine
- Clyjah and Wentworth Mine (Perseverance Mine)
- Copper Hill Mine
- East Carn Brea Mine
- East Wheal Basset
- East Wheal Tolgus (Redruth Consols)
- Gilberts Coombe
- Parc Erissey
- Pednandrea Mine (Pedn-an-Drea Mine)
- Sinns Common
- St Day
- Tolgus Group
- Tolgus Mount
- Treleigh Consols (New Treleigh Consols)
- Treleigh Wood Mine
- Treskerby and Chance United Mine (incl. Treskerby Mine; Wheal Chance)
- West Wheal Peevor
- Wheal Boys
- Wheal Buller and Beauchamp
- Wheal Cupid
- Wheal Derrick
- Wheal Peevor
- Wheal Sparnon
- Wheal Trefula (incl. Wheal Lily)
- Wheal Trefusis (incl. East Wheal Trefusis)
- Wheal Union
- Wheal Uny