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Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

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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.

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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

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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 2033495
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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