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Basset & Grylls Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN

Wendron: grid reference SW693328


Known at various times during its history as Porkellis United and New Porkellis, Basset and Grylls operated between 1858 and 1913. It produced mainly tin from a number of shafts including Tyacke's; Old Men's; Collins' ; Eathorne and Wheal Cock Shafts. The most visible aspect of the mine today being the pumping engine house over Tyacke's Shaft at Grid ref: SW693328, formerly housing a 60-inch pumping engine.


Tyackes Engine House, Basset and Grylls - formerly Porkellis United


According to reports in the Mining and Smelting Magazine of 1863, Basset and Grylls was ' One of the most promising mines in the (Wendron) District'. To confirm this reports in Cornish Mines: Metalliferous and Associated Minerals, 1845-1913 (Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913) by Roger Burt, state that over 330 tons of Black Tin were produced in 1862 with a value of over £21,000.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Garlidna & Ruby (approx. 0.3 km; COPPER & TIN)

North Lovell (approx. 0.3 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wendron Consols (approx. 0.7 km; TIN & COPPER)

East Wheal Lovell (approx. 1.5 km; TIN)

Medlyn Moor (approx. 1.5 km; TIN)

Poldark (Wheal Roots) (approx. 1.8 km; TIN)

Releath (approx. 2.4 km; TIN)

Crowan and Wendron Consols (Wheal Releath) (approx. 2.4 km; TIN)

Calvadnack (approx. 2.6 km; TIN)

Polhigey Moor (approx. 2.6 km; TIN)

 

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