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Great Onslow Consols Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER, PYRITE & BLENDE

Wadebridge: grid reference SX096777

Notable minerals: Chalcopyrite.

Great Onslow Consols, otherwise known as Great Michell Consols, lies two and threequarters southwest of Camelford in the St. Breward parish of North Cornwall. The mine worked two lodes. Main Lode was developed from Engine Shaft and Whim (or Sump) Shaft. East and West Lode was also present. Records of production for 1853 to 1856 and for 1860 are: 935 tons of 3.5% copper ore and 4,950 tons of pyrite.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Treburgett (approx. 4.4 km; LEAD, SILVER, ZINC & PYRITE)

Pengenna (approx. 4.6 km; LEAD, ANTIMONY & LEAD-ZINC)

Trewethen & Pengenna (approx. 4.8 km; ANTIMONY)

Great Roughtor Consols (approx. 8.3 km; MISPICKEL)

Buttern Hill (approx. 8.9 km; TIN & WOLFRAM)

Trewetha (Wheal Boys) (approx. 9.3 km; LEAD & ANTIMONY)

Tretoil (Lanivet Consols) (approx. 13.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Mulberry Hill (approx. 14.2 km; TIN)

Maudlin (approx. 15.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

James, Retire, Colbiggan & Rosewarrick (approx. 15.4 km; IRON ORE)


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