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Rocks and Metals

Minerals

 

Azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2)

Click to see a larger version of this imageblue azurite mineral

Azurite is formed by the weathering of other copper minerals. 


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Quartz (SiO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagequartz mineral specimen

Cold as ice?


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Amethyst (SiO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagelarge amethyst mineralAmethyst has been used for thousands of years to make jewellery and is still a popular gemstone.


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Mineral collectors

Click to see a larger version of this imagea geevor sampler working underground taking a sample of rock with his pick

Cornwall has long been known for having a huge variety of minerals.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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