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Ruthers Mine, Cornwall


St Austell: grid reference SW923603

Otherwise known as Ruthers Mine and also Indian Queens Mine, this iron mine included Treliever Iron Mine and Toldish Iron Mine. Ruthvoes Mine lies one mile north of Indian Queens in the Belowda Area of the St. Austell Mining District. It worked Ruthvoes Section from Footway Shaft and Engine Shaft. Toldish section was worked from Engine Shaft.

Records of production for the various sections of the mine are:

Treliever (1856-61) - 1,380 tons of iron ore
Ruthvoes - as Indian Queens Mine (1856-63 and 1876) - 17,487 tons of haematite
Ruthvoes (1872) - 1,242 tons of haematite and 1,022 tons of manganese ores.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Parka Consols (approx. 2.2 km; TIN & IRON)

Castle-an-Dinas (approx. 2.4 km; WOLFRAM)

Parka (approx. 4.1 km; TIN)

Old Beam Mine (approx. 4.1 km; TIN)

Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine (approx. 4.2 km; TIN)

South Terras (approx. 7.9 km; PITCHBLENDE & IRON ORE)

Blencowe Consols (approx. 7.9 km; TIN)

Wheal Bunnie (approx. 7.9 km; TIN & WOLFRAM)

Wheal James, Retire, Colbiggan & Rosewarrick (approx. 8.3 km; IRON)

James, Retire, Colbiggan & Rosewarrick (approx. 8.6 km; IRON ORE)


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