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Cassiterite from
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Cassiterite
Formula:SnO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:Dolcoath Mine was renowned for high quality examples of the form of Cassiterite known as 'sparable tin', an elongate acutely tapered crystal form that bore a resemblance to hand made 'sparrow bill' nails.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Significance:Significant commercial deposit of this mineral.
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Henwood, W.J. (1843) Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386;
Hall, T.M. (1868) Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.;
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (1870) 38. Annual Report, pp. 30-31;
Hill, J.B., MacAlister, D.A., and Flett, J.S. (1906) The geology of Falmouth and Truro and of the mining district of Camborne and Redruth. HSMO Publications (London), 335 pp.;
Russell, A. (1920) On the occurrence of phenacite and scheelite at Wheal Cock, St. Just, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 19, n° 88, 19-22.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz3 photos of Cassiterite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Pyrite2 photos of Cassiterite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Chlorite Group1 photo of Cassiterite associated with Chlorite Group at this locality.
Sphalerite1 photo of Cassiterite associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Arsenopyrite1 photo of Cassiterite associated with Arsenopyrite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Cassiterite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
Photo GalleryView Gallery (15 photos)
Localities for Cassiterite in this Region
Harriett Shaft, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
New Roskear Shaft, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Cassiterite
0.4km (0.3 miles) Harriett Shaft, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
0.5km (0.3 miles) Cook's Kitchen Mine, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
0.6km (0.4 miles) New Cook's Kitchen Mine, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.4 miles) Camborne Consols, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.4 miles) South Roskear Mine, South Roskear group (Pendarves Consols), Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.5 miles) New Roskear Shaft, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.5 miles) South Crofty Tin Project (South Crofty Mine; South Wheal Crofty), Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
0.8km (0.5 miles) Stray Park Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK
0.9km (0.6 miles) Tincroft Mine, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
1.0km (0.6 miles) North Wheal Crofty, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
 
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