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Hawkmooor Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER & TIN

Callington: grid reference SX435727

Notable minerals: Chalcopyrite.

The reported output from the mine is 3,559 tons of 6% copper ore between 1852 and 1866 with 33 tons of black tin also raised between 1853-66 and 1875. In 1860 48 tons of pyrite was also produced.

For more information on Hawkmoor Mine please read Volume II of what is widely regarded as the mining enthusiasts bible by H G Dines - The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England: Vols I & II (Economic Memoirs).

There is a wealth of information on the mines and miners of Cornwall available. Why not explore Cornwall's industrial heritage through the Bookstore?

Other nearby mines and their main ores

Gunnislake Clitters (approx. 1.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

Drakewalls (approx. 2.2 km; TIN, COPPER & ARSENIC)

Wheal Arthur (Calstock) (approx. 2.6 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Edward (Calstock) (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER)

Hingston Down (approx. 2.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Danescombe (approx. 3.1 km; COPPER & TIN )

Wheal Zion (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER)

Okel Tor (approx. 3.8 km; COPPER, TIN & PYRITE)

Harrowbarrow (approx. 4.1 km; PYRITE & TIN)

Wheal Langford (approx. 6.1 km; LEAD, SILVER, ZINC & MANGANESE)


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