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Wheal Squire (Wendron) Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER

Wendron: grid reference SW557342

Location: Wheal Squire lies near the hamlet of Trenedros, just to the east of the Hayle River about half a mile south of St. Erth and one and threequarter miles northeast of St. Hilary. The mine worked four major lodes. These were South Lode worked from Snell's Shaft, Croft's Shaft, Old Engine Shaft, and Engine Shaft. Middle Lode was cut by Snell's Shaft, Old Engine Shaft and Shop Shaft. North Lode was developed from Snell's, Henwell's and Trevarton's Shafts whilst Doctor's Lode was cut by Snell's Shaft.

Apart from the 140 tons of copper raised between 1852 and 1853, there are no other 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) or what is widely regarded as the mining enthusiasts bible by H G Dines - The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England: Vols I & II (Economic Memoirs).

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

Penberthy Crofts (incl. Wheal Fancy) (approx. 1.5 km; COPPER, TIN & LEAD)

Wheal Gurlyn (approx. 1.6 km; COPPER & TIN)

Ennys Wheal Virgin (approx. 1.9 km; COPPER)

Mellanear (approx. 2.0 km; COPPER, LEAD, ZINC & TIN)

Wheal Friendship (approx. 2.4 km; COPPER & TIN)

West Providence Mine (approx. 2.7 km; TIN & COPPER)

Prosper United (Marazion) (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER, TIN, LEAD & SILVER)

Halamanning (approx. 3.3 km; COPPER)

Wheal Merth (approx. 3.4 km; TIN)

Great Wheal Alfred (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER, LEAD & TIN )


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