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Carbona Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN

Crowan: grid reference SW648331

A small tin mine located on Polcrebo Downs roughly midway between Crowan and Nancegollan in Mid-West Cornwall. A chimney still stands amongst the bracken as a marker. Its nearest neighbours were Oatfield Nine, part of Crenver and Wheal Abraham, Wheal Vrawz and also Trenoweth Mine.

Thomas Spargo gives us a brief insight as to the state of Carbona Mine in his book of 1865 entitled 'The Mines of Cornwall and Devon; Statistics and Observations'. He reports that Carbona Mine was, '... in Crowan, Cornwall, has been idle about 5 years. It was worked a few years by Messrs. Vawdrey & Co. Mr. Vawdrey (Hayle) was the Purser. The returns met about two-thirds of the current cost. The mine is situate about 1 mile S.E. of 'Crenver and Wheal Abraham', in granite and killas.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Wheal Vrawz (approx. 1.1 km; TIN)

Wheal Christopher Consols (approx. 1.1 km; TIN)

Wheal Prospidnick (approx. 1.6 km; LEAD)

Releath (approx. 2.2 km; TIN)

Crowan and Wendron Consols (Wheal Releath) (approx. 2.2 km; TIN)

Crenver & Wheal Abraham (approx. 2.2 km; COPPER & TIN )

Penhale Wheal Vor (approx. 3.1 km; TIN)

Gwin & Singer United (approx. 3.5 km; TIN & COPPER)

Great Wheal Vor (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

Binner Downs (approx. 3.7 km)


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