Wendron Mining District - Trevenen Mine
OS Explorer Map 103: Grid reference SW680297
Trevenen Mine, including Tremenheere Mine is situated in Wendron parish to the east of Rowe's Lane near Trevenen Bal. This small tin mine worked between 1850 and 1870.
Output from the mine was 600 tons of black tin between 1854 and 1867 and 2 tons of copper in 1867. nearby at grid reference SW684298 lies New Trevenen Mine, a small concern thar raised 3 tons of 8.5% copper in 1863 as well as 3.5 tons of black tin.
Thomas Spargo in the mid-1860's reports in his book 'Statistics and Observations on the Mines of Cornwall and Devon' (1865) that New Trevenen Mine was '... in the Parish of Wendron, in 960 shares, commenced by present Company in 1861. Lands of John Rule and William Michell, Esqrs., and others. Dues, 1-20th. Depth to adit 10 fathoms. Depth under adit, 40 fathoms. 12 men and 4 boys employed. Water pumped by a 24-inch, double acting, rotary engine. Purser: Mr. William Carne, of Falmouth. Manager: Captain James Evans, of Nance, near Redruth'.
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).
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