Wheal Jane Group

Professor Andreas Hauptmann

The mineralogist Professor Andreas Hauptmann, working in ancient metallurgy (archaeometallurgy) in the German Mining Museum and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, called into Wheal Jane recently whilst in Cornwall on holiday and to further his research project.

Professor Hauptmann is currently studying the composition of tin deposits and the origins of tin and bronze in prehistory, and was looking for information on local mineralogy in relation to tin, copper and arsenic.

We were pleased to be able to provide detailed information and mineral specimens to assist in his research.

30th August 2017


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