Rocks and Metals

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The ground beneath your feet is a natural treasure store, containing rocks, metals and minerals which have been essential to our everyday lives for thousands of years. 

Dig deeper to discover why tin is found at Geevor and learn about other useful metals and beautiful minerals found in Cornwall.

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Pat Comber

 

 

Cornish Geology

Click to see a larger version of this imagegeology of a cliff face

Cornish geology is fascinating. 


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Uranium (U)

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The Deadliest Metal


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Quartz (SiO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagequartz mineral specimen

Cold as ice?


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Comment left by Dave Rowlinson on 2009-10-14 17:54:00

Great website, very informative with lots of great images. Well done

Comment left by jessica on 2012-07-03 11:22:41

good website x

 

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