SW6839 : Copper Ore - West Wheal Basset

taken 4 years ago, near to Four Lanes, Cornwall, Great Britain

Copper Ore - West Wheal Basset
Copper Ore - West Wheal Basset
A sift through the dumps here will see you finding plenty of sulphides. Lots of pyrite but there was some chalcopyrite which has oxidised resulting in a green copper stain. This is hosted in 'killas' rather than granite. Apologies for lack of scale but the vein is approx. 1cm wide.
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Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6814 3969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:12.7012N 5:15.0657W
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