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Old Gunnislake Mine

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UK / England / Cornwall Co. / Callington District / Gunnislake / Old Gunnislake Mine

Ex­po­sure de­scrip­tion

Bergwerk, Halden (aufgelassen).

Ge­ol­o­gy

Beste Lokalität für Metatorbernit. Gute Libethenit xx, Olivenit (Var. wood arseniate of Cu) und Chalkophyllit xx.

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⚒ Old Gunnislake, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall Co., England, UK
Useful for image descriptions and collection inscriptions

Important: Before entering this or any other place of discovery you should have a permission of the operator and/or owner. Likewise it is to be respected that necessary safety precautions are kept during the visit.

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Images from localities (4 Images total)

Old Gunnislake Mine
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Old Gunnislake Mine

Mineralisierte Wand in der Old Gunnislake Mine 2006, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17
Old Gunnislake Mine
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Old Gunnislake Mine

Fluoritgang in der Old Gunnislake Mine 2006, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17
Old Gunnislake Mine
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Old Gunnislake Mine

Mineralisierte Wände in der Old Gunnislake Mine 2006, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17

Detailed Description

In der 1.Betriebsperiode 1780-1820 war die Mine ein bedeutender Kupferproduzent.

Sie lieferte die größten und schönsten Torbernit-Kristalle Europas.

Minerals (Count: 44)

Mineral images (21 Images total)

Wolframit
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Wolframit

Bildbreite: 2 mm, Fundort: Old Gunnislake Mine, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17
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Arsenopyrit
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Arsenopyrit

Bildbreite: 3 mm, Fundort: Old Gunnislake Mine, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17
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Malachit
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Malachit

Bildbreite: 2 mm, Fundort: Old Gunnislake Mine, Gunnislake, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK.

Copyright: Richard De Nul
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-17
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Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

  • S. Weiß, Lapis 3, 29, 1987.
  • Embrey & Symes (1987): Minerals of Cornwall and Devon, S.73.
  • Braithwaite, R.S.W. & Ryback, G. (1994): Reichenbachite from Cornwall and Portugal.- Min. Mag., 58, S.449-54.
  • Golley & Williams (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual, S.7-49.
  • Jahn, S. (2014). Eine mineralogische Reise durch Cornwall. Min.-Welt, Jg.25, H.6, S.26-51.

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