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Rocks and Treverbyn United Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN

St Austell: grid reference SX018578


Notable minerals: Cassiterite.

Rocks & Treverbyn United Tin Mines lay just east of Carnsmerry and the A391, Stenalees to Bugle road. The sett is now obscured by the Rocks China Clay Works. It worked five main lodes. These were: Main Lode, Great Tin Lode, Goonbarrow Lode, Webb's Lode and South Lode. Shafts on the mine included: Huppucks, Simmons, Lukes, Pellys, Hodges, Buckleys, Thomsons, Cunninghams, Grays, Kenworthys, Sunderlands, Eastern Whim, Western Whim, No.1, Carnsmerry Whim and Rawsons Shafts. The mine lies about half a mile north of Stenalees in the Luxulyan Section of the St. Austell Mining District.

The mine produced 551 tons of black tin in 1839 and between 1852 and 1873. It closed in 1906.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Wheal Bunnie (approx. 1.4 km; TIN & WOLFRAM)

Treverbyn, Knightor, Ruby & Trethurgy (approx. 2.0 km; IRON)

Par & St Blazey Consols (approx. 5.6 km; TIN)

Par Consols (approx. 6.1 km; COPPER & TIN)

Polmear (approx. 6.3 km; COPPER & PYRITES)

Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine (approx. 6.6 km; TIN)

Pembroke Mine (approx. 6.6 km; COPPER & TIN )

Fowey Consols (approx. 6.6 km; COPPER & TIN)

East Crinnis (approx. 6.7 km; COPPER, TIN & ZINC)

Great Crinnis (approx. 7.0 km; COPPER, LEAD, IRON & SILVER)

 

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