Mines of the St Ives Area - Wheal Sisters
Grid reference SW509363
The major shafts on the combined sett were Wheal Mary, Horton's, Oxley's, Hyde's, Field's, Michell's, Bolitho, Ellis's, South Brunnion, Boundary, Diamond, Mushell's, Pearce's, Giesler's and Old Engine Shafts. The mine was suspended in 1909 and abandoned two years later.
The mine was renamed Trencrom Hill in 1913. For more information examine the excellent Cornish Mines: Metalliferous and Associated Minerals, 1845-1913 (Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913) by Roger Burt.
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