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North Wheal Busy Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER, TIN, ZINC & LEAD

Gwennap: grid reference SW734458

The sett of North Wheal Busy lies northwest of Wheal Busy between the village of Blackwater and the present A30 trunk road. It is bounded on the north by East Treskerby Mine (more recently reworked as Wheal Concord), on the south by Boscawen Mine. North Wheal Busy was quite a small mine, working a single lode from a number of shafts, their locations now lost. There are no records of output.

For more information on production dates and so on please see Roger Burt's excellent book Cornish Mines: Metalliferous and Associated Minerals, 1845-1913 (Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913).

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

Great Wheal Busy (approx. 1.1 km; COPPER & ARSENIC)

North Treskerby (approx. 1.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

East Downs (approx. 1.3 km; COPPER)

Hallenbeagle (approx. 1.4 km; COPPER & TIN)

Killifreth (approx. 1.6 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Rose (approx. 1.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Daniell (approx. 1.9 km; OCHRE & LEAD)

Stencoose & Mawla Mine (approx. 2.0 km; COPPER)

Wheal Unity Wood (approx. 2.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

Great North Downs (approx. 2.3 km; COPPER & TIN)


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