Swanpool Mine, Falmouth, Wendron & Falmouth District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 8' 21'' North , 5° 4' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.13917,-5.07778|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW801312|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
Foremost amongst the otherwise small mine adventures of the Falmouth area, the mine exploited a lead-silver lode that passes under the southwestern corner of the lake of that name.
Operations commenced in the early part of the 18th century.
7 valid minerals.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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382.7 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle Devonian (Undifferentiated)|
Dines, H.G. (1994): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, reprint, pp. 271-272, xxxii.