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Padstow Consols Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: LEAD & SILVER

Perranzabuloe: grid reference SW896773

Notable minerals: Chalcopyrite & Galena.

The mine was known to have been at work from at least 1824 when it was known as Wheal Galway. Trevone Consols has been known by various names over the years: Padstow Consols, Padstow Silver-Lead Mine, and Cuddrabridge. It lies on the clifftops about a mile northwest of Padstow on the North Cornwall Coast adjacent to Middle Merope Island near Gunver Head. There are no obvious remains to view here and the majority of coastal footpath walkers pass by unwittingly.

Chiefly a modest lead producer Padstow Consols, as Cuddrabridge, raised 75 tons of 75% lead ore and 270 ounces of silver in 1876-1877.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Trewetha (Wheal Boys) (approx. 11.2 km; LEAD & ANTIMONY)

Trewethen & Pengenna (approx. 15.4 km; ANTIMONY)

Castle-an-Dinas (approx. 15.6 km; WOLFRAM)

Pengenna (approx. 15.6 km; LEAD, ANTIMONY & LEAD-ZINC)

James, Retire, Colbiggan & Rosewarrick (approx. 16.2 km; IRON ORE)

Treburgett (approx. 16.4 km; LEAD, SILVER, ZINC & PYRITE)

Wheal James, Retire, Colbiggan & Rosewarrick (approx. 16.4 km; IRON)

Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine (approx. 16.5 km; TIN)

Mulberry Hill (approx. 16.8 km; TIN)

Parka Consols (approx. 17.1 km; TIN & IRON)


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