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A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2014 11:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A Cassiterite micro from Cornwall.

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Cassiterite
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, St. Agnes District, Cornwall, UK.
FOV: 5.4 mm
 Viewed:  15790 Time(s)

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Cassiterite
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, St. Agnes District, Cornwall, UK.
FOV: 5.4 mm
A stereo pair of the previous picture.
 Viewed:  15784 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 08, 2016 12:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Fluorite with pyrite from Wheal Mary Ann


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Wheal Mary Ann, Menheniot, Liskeard, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 14x9x6 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  14723 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 17:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Fluorite on quartz from the East Pool Mine, Illogan.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
East Pool Mine, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7x4x2 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  14644 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2017 07:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

The color of the Cornwall Chalcosiderite is outstanding


Chalcosiderite - Phoenix United Mine_Minions_Linkinhorne_Liskeard District_Cornwall_England_United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcosiderite
 Locality:
Phoenix United Mine, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Main "ball" size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13750 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2017 09:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

My favorite Siderite, from Carn Brea Mine, Cornwall


Carn Brea Mine Siderite with Quartz.JPG
 Mineral: Siderite with Quartz
 Locality:
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 11cm x 7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13687 Time(s)

Carn Brea Mine Siderite with Quartz.JPG



Carn Brea Mine Siderite a.JPG
 Mineral: Siderite with Quartz
 Locality:
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 11cm x 7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13720 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2017 09:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A nice minature - Apatite from Megilligar Rocks (Tremearne Cliff), near Porthleven, Cornwall


Megilligar Rocks Apatite.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorapatite
 Locality:
Megiliggar Rocks, Tremearne, Porthleven, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 3.1cm x 1.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13709 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2017 11:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A "sexy" Chalcopyrite (according the international photographers language) 😁 💥


Chalcopyrite on Quartz - Tincroft Mine_Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine_Carn Brea_Camborne - Redruth - St Day District_Cornwall_England_United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite on Quartz
 Locality:
Tincroft Mine, Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mines, Carn Brea, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 3.1 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm
Former collection of Sir Arthur Russell
Former collection of Folch duplicates
 Viewed:  13706 Time(s)

Chalcopyrite on Quartz - Tincroft Mine_Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine_Carn Brea_Camborne - Redruth - St Day District_Cornwall_England_United Kingdom.jpg


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PostPosted: May 11, 2017 11:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
A "sexy" Chalcopyrite (according the international photographers language) 😁 💥


Very sexy indeed, Jordi. I am surprised that this one got past the censorship committee ;-)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2017 05:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A specimen of Pyrite from Mt. Wellington Mine, near to Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Cornwall. I managed to collect a dozen or so pieces of this material, 5 levels down from surface,in the 'back' of an inclined stope, just before the pumps were turned off at Wheal Jane in the 90's.


Mt Wellington Pyrite 9.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Mount Wellington Mine, Twelveheads, Baldhu, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 6cm x 3.7cm
 Description:
Main crystal is 11mm size
 Viewed:  13589 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2017 09:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A specimen of Galena from Wheal Jane Mine, Cornwall - extracted (1990) during the final years before closure. Its thought that the Galena was found in and near lode intersections with cosscourse fractures on South Lode.


Wheal Jane Galena.JPG
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 9cm x 7cm
 Description:
This piece shows 'true' crystalinity on the front part whereas the back end is the result of fracture on extraction.
 Viewed:  13558 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2017 06:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

An old, large Fluorite from Wheal Buller, Cornwall - trying to clean this up but don't have a needle water jet tool - I would love one!. It was found in a low Cornish hedge/wall at the site, in 1988. A bit rough, but a significant piece.


BullerF1.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Wheal Buller, Redruth, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 14.5cm x 12cm
 Description:
An old 'gnarly' piece that used to be disfigured by some kaolinite/sericite(?), still has annoying 'flecks' as you can see.
 Viewed:  13430 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2017 08:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A painting of a specimen that is in my collection. Paul Lowe (RIP) commissioned the painting, and I am not sure who now has it.


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 Mineral: Bournonite
 Locality:
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 55 x 75 x 55 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  13432 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2017 08:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Hi James - wow! what a specimen! I used to live down the road from Paul in Truro. An excellent depiction :-)
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PostPosted: May 13, 2017 11:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A specimen full of history


Olivenite with Malachite - Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall England, United Kingdom.jpg
 Mineral: Olivenite with Malachite
 Locality:
Wheal Gorland, Saint Day, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm
 Description:
Former collection of Lady Elisabeth Anne Coxe Hippisley
Former collection of Robert William Theodor Günther (see below)
Former collection of Sir Arthur Russell
Former collection of Folch duplicates
 Viewed:  13376 Time(s)

Olivenite with Malachite - Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom.jpg



Olivenite with Malachite - Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall England, United Kingdom-labels.jpg
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The whole history of an era of the mineralogy in a single specimen...
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Olivenite with Malachite - Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom-labels.jpg



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PostPosted: May 14, 2017 01:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Great contributions to this thread, guys!

Jose: A really good idea to make a stereo photo, I always love to see this kind of 3D-pictures.
Jesse: As usual, your fluorite specimens are a pleasure to view, especially the one from East Pool Mine.
Jordi: I think no further comment on the "sexy" chalcopyrite is needed, for it now has its own thread ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=56989#56989 ) ;-)
Mark: Interesting fluorite from Wheal Buller, reminds me of some several fluorites from Germany (Bavaria and Saxony).
James: Great bournonite specimen - and painting.
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PostPosted: May 15, 2017 07:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

More about that historical Coxe Hippisley collection.

Item 6 of this article by Sir Arthur Russell mentions this collection.

https://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_27/27-184-1.pdf

It also mentions Dr Gunther, who produced a set of notes about the collection!

https://www.worldcat.org/title/a-collection-of-manuscript-notes-relating-to-the-lady-hippisley-collection-of-minerals/oclc/182794258

I wonder if we can find an e-copy? The Natural History Museum may have them?

According to this other article by Sir Arthur Russell, she bought specimens from Heuland in 1809 (p399):

https://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_29/29-211-395.pdf

So we are looking at an old specimen as she lived from 1760-1843, so from the early 19th century after her marriage (which was in 1801)?
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PostPosted: May 15, 2017 07:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Pyrite and Marcasite - Nangiles Mine, Twelveheads,nr Bissoe, Cornwall. Ex Paul Lowe.
(Thanks v much James for initiating this great thread).



Nangiles PyriteMarcasite.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite and Marcasite
 Locality:
Wheal Nangiles, Twelveheads, Baldhu, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10cm x 8cm
 Description:
(highly reflective - please excuse poor image)
 Viewed:  13082 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 15, 2017 08:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Calcite, from the famous Coronation Lode, Levant Mine, nr Geevor, St Just, Cornwall


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Levant Mine, Trewellard, Saint Just District, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10cm x 8cm
 Description:
FOV 6cm x 4cm
 Viewed:  13057 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 15, 2017 08:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

Mark, great to see new specimens being added. Do drop me a message (PM) if the locality you want to use does not exist, as I manage the database of UK localities.
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PostPosted: May 15, 2017 10:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK - England / Cornwall  

A rare specimen of Almandine(?) Garnet from pegmatite at Megilligar Rocks, Tremearne Cliff, Porthleven, Cornwall (from the back-beach exposure). I am informed it is dodecahedral in form, though this is difficult to make out in the image. In Cornwall, Garnet in pegmatite is virtually unheard of.


Megilligar Rocks Almandine Garnet with Apatite.JPG
 Mineral: Garnet with Fluorapatite on Orthoclase
 Locality:
Megiliggar Rocks, Tremearne, Porthleven, Cornwall, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 3cm x1.4cm
 Description:
FOV 3cm - (there is also some lithium-mica and lollingite).
 Viewed:  13020 Time(s)

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