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Carleen Mine Mine, Cornwall

Wendron: grid reference SW614298

A tin mine in Breage parish otherwise known as West Wheal Vor or New Carleen Vor. It was owned and managed by John Hall and became part of Great Wheal Vor, working Main Lode from Cock's Shaft, Mitchell's Shaft, Dates Shaft, Flat Rod Shaft and Carleen Engine Shaft. It also worked Sozen Lode from Strake Shaft and Halfpenny Shaft.

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).

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

Wheal Metal (incl. Metal and Flow) (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Sithney and Carnmeal (approx. 0.9 km; TIN)

Gwin & Singer United (approx. 1.1 km; TIN & COPPER)

Great Wheal Vor (approx. 1.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

Penhale Wheal Vor (approx. 1.5 km; TIN)

Great Wheal Fortune (approx. 1.6 km; COPPER, TIN, ARSENIC & MISPICKEL)

Great Work (approx. 2.1 km; COPPER, TIN & LEAD)

Wheal Reeth (Lady Gwendolen) (approx. 2.6 km; TIN)

Wheal Godolphin (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Trewavas (approx. 2.9 km; TIN)


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