Wheal Bunnie Mine, Cornwall
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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