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Wheal Bunnie Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN & WOLFRAM

St Austell: grid reference SX007571


Wheal Bunnie has been known by various names over its lifetime. Also known as Old Bonny, St. Austell Hills and Shelton Clay & Tin Mine, the lies just to the west of Stenalees, on the eastern boundary of the Gunheath China Clay Works. The mine worked several lodes including: No.1, No.5, South Lode, No.4, No.3, No.6, No.7, No.8 and No.9 Lodes. Only one shaft is recorded - Engine Shaft.

Records of production are: 120 tons of black tin between 1837 and 1838, 246 tons of black tin in 1870 and 1872 and also 83 tons of wolfram.


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Rocks and Treverbyn United (approx. 1.4 km; TIN)

Treverbyn, Knightor, Ruby & Trethurgy (approx. 2.6 km; IRON)

Polmear (approx. 6.0 km; COPPER & PYRITES)

Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine (approx. 6.4 km; TIN)

Par Consols (approx. 6.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

Par & St Blazey Consols (approx. 6.5 km; TIN)

Great Polgooth (approx. 6.5 km; TIN & COPPER)

Pembroke Mine (approx. 6.9 km; COPPER & TIN )

Parka (approx. 7.0 km; TIN)

Old Beam Mine (approx. 7.0 km; TIN)

 

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