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West Wheal Kitty Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER & TIN

St Agnes: grid reference SW719507

Notable minerals: Bismite, Cassiterite & Stannite.

Thomas' Engine House is the only building still standing. It lies at the southern end of the West Wheal Kitty Sett and was built in 1892 housing a 40-inch pumping engine. It lies just off Vicarage Road behind the St. Agnes Pottery in Churchtown, whilst the site of Reynolds shaft lies some 250 metres north of Thomas's. See the St Agnes Forum website for more information.

Thomas Engine House, West Wheal Kitty, St. Agnes

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Wheal Kitty & Penhalls United (approx. 0.8 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Friendly (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

Royal Polberro (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Trevaunance (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Blue Hills (approx. 1.4 km; TIN)

Wheal Coates (approx. 2.1 km; COPPER & TIN)

Cligga Head (approx. 3.6 km; TIN, WOLFRAM & ARSENIC)

Wheal Towan (approx. 3.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

West Wheal Towan (approx. 3.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

South Wheal Towan (approx. 3.9 km; COPPER)


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