Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Fluorite from
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK

Classification
Species:Fluorite
Comments:A little known fact is that fluorite was apparently mined as smelting flux, although there are no production figures (W. Phillips, ca. 1805).
Habit:Cubes and cubo-octahedrons
Colour:Green
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Phillips, W. (1823) An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.;
Hogg, T. (1825) A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 131.;
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.;
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. (1911) On the occurrence of phenacite in Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 16, n° 73, 55-62.;
Rocks & Minerals 17, 129.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Fluorite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Fluorite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Fluorite
0.5km (0.3 miles) A Wheal Unity, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.5 miles) B Wheal Unity Wood (Tolgullow United Mine; West Poldice Mine), St Day, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
0.7km (0.5 miles) C St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
0.9km (0.6 miles) D Wheal Jewel, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.0km (0.6 miles) E East Wheal Damsel, Carharrack, Redruth, Carharrack CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.1km (0.7 miles) F Park-an-Chy Mine, Treskerby, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
1.1km (0.7 miles) G Wheal Damsel, Wheal Damsel United Mines, Carharrack, Redruth, Carharrack CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.2km (0.8 miles) H Poldice Mine, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.3km (0.8 miles) I West Wheal Virgin, Great Consolidated Mines, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.4km (0.9 miles) J North Wheal Grambler, St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
1.5km (0.9 miles) K Great Consolidated Mines, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.5km (1.0 miles) L West Wheal Damsel (Wheal Spinster), Wheal Damsel United Mines, Carharrack, Redruth, Carharrack CP, Cornwall, England, UK
1.7km (1.1 miles) M Treskerby and Chance United Mine (incl. Treskerby Mine; Wheal Chance), Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
1.8km (1.1 miles) N South Wheal Hawke (incl. Scorrier Wolfram Prospect), Great North Downs Mine (incl. Wheal Hawke), Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
1.8km (1.1 miles) O Wheal St Aubyn, St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
1.9km (1.2 miles) P Great Wheal Busy (Chacewater Mine), Chacewater, Cornwall, England, UK
1.9km (1.2 miles) Q Wheal Cupid, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
2.0km (1.2 miles) R Cathedral Mine, Busveal, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
2.0km (1.3 miles) S Ting Tang Mine, West Clifford United Mines, Carharrack, Redruth, Carharrack CP, Cornwall, England, UK
2.2km (1.3 miles) T Wheal Grambler (East Wheal Sparnon), St Aubyn United Mines (Grambler and St Aubyn Mines), St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
2.2km (1.4 miles) U United Mines, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
2.3km (1.4 miles) V Ale and Cakes Mine, United Mines, St Day, Redruth, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
2.6km (1.6 miles) W Cardrew Consols (Cardrew Downs Mine), Cardrew and Prussia United Mine, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
3.0km (1.8 miles) X Pednandrea Mine (Pedn-an-Drea Mine), Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
3.1km (2.0 miles) Y Little North Downs Mine (North Downs Mine; Wheal Shanger), Sinns Common, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
3.3km (2.0 miles) Z Wheal Sparnon, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
3.3km (2.1 miles) 0 Treviskey Mine, East Tresavean Mine (Treviskey United Mines), Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK
3.5km (2.2 miles) 1 Clyjah and Wentworth Mine (Perseverance Mine), Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
3.7km (2.3 miles) 2 Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK
4.1km (2.6 miles) 3 Trethellan Mine, Tresavean Mine, Lanner, Redruth, Lanner, Cornwall, England, UK
4.2km (2.6 miles) 4 Wheal Buller, Wheal Buller and Beauchamp, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
4.2km (2.6 miles) 5 Wheal Uny, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
4.7km (3.0 miles) 6 South Carn Brea Mine, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
4.9km (3.1 miles) 7 South Wheal Basset, Carnkie, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
5.2km (3.3 miles) 8 Wheal Jane (Falmouth Consolidated Mines), Baldhu, Kea, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK
5.7km (3.5 miles) 9 Carn Brea Mine, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 21, 2017 02:18:06
Go to top of page