|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 11' 57'' North , 5° 18' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.19917,-5.31556|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW634386|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
Worked from 1857 to 1862, and re-worked from 1910 to 1914, producing small quantities of copper, tin, tungsten and silver. The mine explored three NE-trending lodes, known as North Entral, Silver Course and South Entral (also referred to as South Crofty) lodes, on both sides of the valley between Barripper and Penponds.
From 1857 to 1859, the mine produced 234 tons of silver ore, mostly chlorargyrite. In 1862, 43 tons of 7.5% copper ore were raised. When it was prospected in 1910, economic quantities of black tin and wolfram were assayed in samples from South Entral Lode, but the workings were abandoned in 1914.
The grid reference marks the overgrown dumps, which are located just north of Barripper village.
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5 valid minerals.
|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
- North Dolcoath Mine
Atkinson, B. (1994): Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (Truro), xx pp.