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Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° North , 5° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK


The most productive mining district in the west of England, which also includes some of the longest-lived mines of the region, including Dolcoath, South Crofty and East Pool.

It encompasses the mines on the north side of the Carnmenellis granite and around two small outlying masses, known as Carn Brea and Carn Marth, which are separated from the former by stretches of killas country rock. The mines in the central Carnmenellis area and on its south side belong to the Wendron-Falmouth district.

The mining district includes the civil parishes (CPs) of Carn Brea, Carharrack, Chacewater, Gwennap, Illogan, Kea, Lanner, Redruth, St Day and Truro, as well as most of Camborne and minor parts of Crowan, Kenwyn, St Agnes, Stithians and Wendron.

For the present CP boundaries, see: http://mapping.cornwall.gov.uk/website/ccmap/ (in the 'Layers' tab on the left, select 'Government Boundaries', then click on 'Parishes').

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

Almandine

Aluminocopiapite

Alunogen

Anatase

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'Argentine'

Arsenic

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Autunite

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Baryte

Bassetite (TL)

Beraunite

Bertrandite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

'Bitumen'

Bornite

Brochantite

Brookite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

Cassiterite

var: Wood Tin

Ceruleite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

var: Blister Copper

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

var: Daphnite

Chenevixite

Childrenite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

Clinoclase

'Clinoptilolite-Ca-Heulandite-Ca Series'

Cobaltite

Coffinite

'Condurrite'

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

Cornwallite

Covellite

Crandallite

Cronstedtite

Cubanite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

var: Tile ore

Cyanotrichite

Devilline

Dolomite

Domeykite

Enargite

Epidote

Epsomite

Erythrite

Ettringite

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

var: Chlorophane

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Ganomatite'

'var: Chenocoprolite'

'Garnet'

Goethite

Gold

Goslarite

Graphite

Grossular

Gypsum

var: Selenite

'Halloysite'

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hisingerite

'Hornblende'

Huttonite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

'Jasper'

Johannite

Kaolinite

Langite

'Lepidolite'

Libethenite

Liebigite

'Limonite'

Liroconite

Löllingite

Ludlamite (TL)

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

var: Lonchidite

Melanterite

Metatorbernite

Metazeunerite

Millerite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Nickeline

Nickelskutterudite

Olivenite (TL)

var: Leucochalcite

Opal

var: Fire Opal

Orthoclase

Parnauite

Pentlandite

'Petroleum'

Pharmacosiderite (TL)

Phenakite

Pitticite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Eisenkiesel

var: Haytorite

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

'Rubellite'

Safflorite

Saléeite

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorodite

Siderite

'Silica'

'var: Float-stone'

Silver

Skutterudite

Sphalerite

Stannite

Stibnite

Strashimirite

Sulphur

Talc

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Thorianite

Thorite

Titanite

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tristramite

'Tungstic Ochre'

Tungstite

Tyrolite

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranospathite (TL)

Uranospinite

Vivianite

Vochtenite (TL)

'Wad'

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wurtzite

Zeunerite

Zippeite

Zircon


149 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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

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

Localities in this Region

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References

Thomas, R. (1819): Report on a survey of the mining district of Cornwall, from Chasewater to Camborne. John Cary (London), 78 pp.

Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 276-435.

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