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Pednandrea Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN & COPPER

Redruth: grid reference SW701420


Notable minerals: Amethyst, Calcedony, Cassiterite, Chlorophane, Chlorite, Clinoclase, Fluor, Galena, Olivenite, Pharmacosiderite, Psilomelane, Pitchblende, Scorodite, Smaltite, Wad, Wolfram & Zippaeite.


Pednandrea Mine Chimney


Pednandrea produced copper and tin between 1707 (maybe even earlier) and 1891 when it amalgamated with the smaller Suit and Cloak, Park Reskyme (Skimmers), Dopp and Wheal-an-Drump concerns. It closed during the great copper slump (Parys Mountain) period of 1778 but reopened in 1797. It also has a mention in legal proceedings between Boulton and Watt in 1797-8. Its main minerals being Chalcedony, Amethyst and Pharmacosiderite with lesser minerals being Cassiterite, Chlorophane, Chlorite, Clinoclase, Fluor, Galena, Olivenite, Psilomelane, Pitchblende, Scorodite, Smaltite, Wad, Wolfram and even the radioactive Zippeite. The stamps (ore crushing plant) for Pednandrea lay some distance away to the south east along the Redruth and Chasewater Railway near Wheal Sparnon.

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