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Pendarves & St. Aubyn Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER & TIN

Gwinear: grid reference SW623375

Pendarves & St. Aubyn Consolidated Mines is situated on Penhale Moor, about two miles east of Gwinear, just south of Gwinear Road station. The sett includes Crack Crowder, Wheal Duffield and East Rosewarne Mines. Wheal Duffield raised 7,805 tons of copper ore mainly from Duffield and Redbarrow shafts between 1815 and 1841.

East Rosewarne worked North Lode and Engine Lode, from a number of shafts: King's; Hallett's; Matthews (aka Middle); Hanley's; James' and Wheal Brook Shafts. Between 1857 and 1873, the mine raised 7,240 tons of 10% copper ore and 2 tons of black tin.

There is very little information on Pendarves and St. Aubyn mine but an excellent book on the overall mining scene in Cornwall is 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) by Roger Burt.

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

Rosewarne United (approx. 1.0 km; COPPER, ZINC & TIN)

Trevoole (approx. 1.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

North Dolcoath (approx. 2.0 km; COPPER & SILVER ORE)

Unity Consols (approx. 2.6 km; COPPER & TIN )

Stray Park (approx. 2.8 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Treasury (Wheal Treasure) (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

Rosewarne and Herland United (approx. 3.3 km; COPPER, SILVER, ZINC & LEAD)

South Tolcarne (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER)

Pendarves United (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

Crenver & Wheal Abraham (approx. 3.6 km; COPPER & TIN )


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