Wheal Merth Mine, Cornwall
St Ives: grid reference SW524357
Location: Wheal Merth is an amalgamation of the former small mines of Wheal Strawberry, South Wheal Kitty and Colorian Mine. It is situated about one and a half miles southwest of Lelant, at the end of Heather Lane, on Lelant Downs at Canons Town, to the south east of Trencrom Hill. Wheal Merth was a tin mine and worked between 1852 and 1864, during which time it raised just over 750 tons of tin. the mine worked from six shafts: Engine, New, Pool's, Davey's, James's and Curgenvening's Shafts. Its nearest neighbours were Treloweth, Wheal Providence, East Wheal Margaret and Wheal Reeth.
For more information read the excellent Cornish Mines: Metalliferous and Associated Minerals, 1845-1913 (Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913) by Roger Burt.
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Other nearby mines and their main ores
Wheal Sisters (approx. 1.7 km; TIN & COPPER)
Lelant Consols (approx. 2.4 km; TIN)
Wheal Reeth (Reeth Consols) (approx. 2.6 km; TIN)
Wheal Providence (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER & TIN)
Giew Mine (approx. 2.9 km; TIN)
Wheal Squire (Wendron) (approx. 3.4 km; COPPER)
Trelyon Consols (approx. 3.5 km; TIN & COPPER)
Mellanear (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER, LEAD, ZINC & TIN)
Prosper United (Marazion) (approx. 3.9 km; COPPER, TIN, LEAD & SILVER)
St. Ives Consols (approx. 4.4 km; TIN & COPPER)