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Wheal Kitty & Penhalls United Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN & COPPER

St Agnes: grid reference SW726510

Notable minerals: Blende, Cassiterite, Chalcopyrite & Chlorite.

Wheal Kitty, St. Agnes

Location: St. Agnes

Just to seaward lay the twentieth century dressing floors while further north near the cliff edge lies the site of Penhalls Mine with paths leading east down into Trevellas Coombe and the site of Blue Hills Mine. In reality Wheal Kitty is the survivor of several smaller concerns around this area. In the early nineteenth century, there were operations at Goonlaze, Wheal Pink and Wheal Vottle as well as about a dozen others. These amalgamated into the larger Penhalls Mine which operated on its own until 1884. Wheal Kitty meanwhile had been operating from at least 1830 as a very successful tin mine. Copper and iron pyrites were also mined on a smaller scale. In 1904 Wheal Kitty and Penhalls joined forces to become Penhalls United.

Looking west across the valley to Wheal Friendly, St. Agnes

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Blue Hills (approx. 0.6 km; TIN)

Royal Polberro (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Trevaunance (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

West Wheal Kitty (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Coates (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

Cligga Head (approx. 2.8 km; TIN, WOLFRAM & ARSENIC)

Wheal Towan (approx. 4.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

West Wheal Towan (approx. 4.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

South Wheal Towan (approx. 4.7 km; COPPER)

Tywarnhayle Mine (approx. 4.7 km)


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