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Relistian Mine (Relistien Mine; Relistian Consols), Reawla, Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Relistian Mine (Relistien Mine; Relistian Consols)Mine (Abandoned)
Reawla- not defined -
Gwinear-GwithianCivil Parish
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 10' 54'' North , 5° 21' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
SW601368
Locality type:
Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2021
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Leedstown267 (2017)2.4km
Hayle8,210 (2017)4.3km
Uny Lelant1,056 (2017)5.7km
Camborne22,500 (2012)5.7km
Germoe175 (2017)7.5km


A copper mine, worked from 1832 to 1851, producing 12,150 tons of copper. The mine was originally worked by open trenches and excavations. Several dumps on both sides of the road north from Wall are from the later working period.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List

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

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: collection Richard De Nul
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: University of Vienna, Dr. Uwe Kolitsch (single-crystal XRD)
Arsenogoyazite
Formula: SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 116.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Specimen from Dragon Minerals
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.; Lapis 33(2), 39 (2008)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108; Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Lapis 33(2), 39 (2008)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: G. Curtis specimen
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 116; Rocks & Min.: 18:73; Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386
'Limonite'
Reference: Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: collection Richard De Nul
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108; Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
'Silica'
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
'Silica var. Float-stone'
Reference: Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Uwe Kolitsch (visual ID; associated with anglesite)
'Tennantite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)As4S12S
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Reid, C., Flett, J.S., Wilkinson, B.S.N., Dixon, E.E.L., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1907): The Geology of the Land's End District. HMSO Publications (London), p. 116.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4C2+2)As4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arsenogoyazite8.BL.10SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-
'Silica'-
'var. Float-stone'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite Subgroup'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Arsenogoyazite42.7.4.3SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-
Quartz
var. Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Silica'-
'var. Float-stone'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O TenoriteCuO
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O AnglesitePbSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O AnataseTiO2
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
SSulfur
S Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
As ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SrStrontium
Sr ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals: 18:73.
B. Atkinson: Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (1994)
Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39

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