SEG Cornwall Fieldtrip

The University of Bristol SEG Student Chapter (Bristol SEG) is very excited to announce its residential fieldtrip to Cornwall in partnership with Camborne School of Mines (CSM) and Oxford University. This 3-day trip will explore Sn mining in Cornwall, utilising preserved and restored mines as well as CSM's own test mine. The trip gives 24 students the opportunity to access historical mine workings with the aim of understanding both the mineralisation and mining history of the area.


The trip will take place over the weekend 20th-22nd October, beginning on the Friday afternoon. It will include trips to the Rosevale and Botallack Tin Mines, led by Professor Peter Scott, as well as the oppurtunity to meet like-minded members of the CSM SEG chapter.


Rosevale Mine has been preserved as a typical Cornish mine for the last 30 years, and represents a unique look at the county's mining history. The site also contains in situ tin mineralisation; the mine is set into the Land's End Granite. This granite was emplaced between 279-274Ma, and mineralisation occurred 5-8Ma later.


The Botallack Mine is a Cornish Mining World Heritage site, and has both an underground and overground section to the tour. Professor Peter Scott will attend both tours and will show those on the trip skarns, tin/copper veins and uranium mineralisation.


The trip costs only £25 per person and includes transportation and accommodation at the Falmouth Lodge Backpackers. For more information on the Falmouth Lodge Backpackers, please visit their website.

To apply for your place on the trip, please contact Tim Wong.

Programme Outline

Friday 20th October:

Depart University of Bristol in the afternoon to arrive in Cornwall around 17:30. Dinner will be held with members of the CSM SEG Student Chapter.

Saturday 21st October:

Tour of the Rosevale and Botallack tin mines, led by Professor Peter Scott.

Sunday 22nd October:

Tour of the CSM test mine. Depart CSM for Bristol mid-afternoon to ensure arrival by 18:00.