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Copper Hill Mine, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 13' 5'' North , 5° 13' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.21806,-5.22722
UK National Grid Reference:SW698404
Other regions containing this locality:Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

A small copper mine, located north of Wheal Buller, east of East Wheal Basset and south of Clyjah and Wentworth Mine. The sett is about 300 yards wide from north to south and extends about 1,400 yards westward from the Redruth-Falmouth road. The mine is quite old: it was already worked before 1800 but lay idle in the early 19th century (Thomas, 1819). For a short period of time around 1825, it was united with Clyjah and Wentworth Mine, but has later been worked with Wheal Buller.

The chief lode is Main Lode (No. 1 lode), the eastward extension of East Basset Lode, which was opened up from six shafts (from east to west Powling's Shaft, More's Shaft, New Engine Shaft, Rosewarne's Shaft, Flat Rod Shaft and Copper Hill Shaft) and has been developed for nearly the full length of the sett. Whitford's Lode of Clyjah and Wentworth Mine enters the western part of the sett north of Main Lode and has been developed for 15 fms from a crosscut NW of Copper Hill Shaft. In addition, South Lode and Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 6 lodes, all apparently branches from the footwall of Main Lode, were tried from crosscuts from the workings on Main Lode.

The only record of output under the name of Copper Hill Mine is for 760 tons of copper ore raised in 1855-1856.

Mineral List

8 valid minerals.


Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ 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

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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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma
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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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. 356-357.

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