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Great Wheal Alfred Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER, LEAD & TIN

Gwinear: grid reference SW578371

Notable minerals: Calcite, Cerussite, Chalcedony, Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Erubescite, Kerate, Malachite, Pyromorphite, Rock Crystal & Silver.

Located near Alfred Consols Mine, Great Wheal Alfred was situated just to the southeast of Copperhouse Hayle.

Shafts include: Davey's, Hosking's, Nicholls, Falmouth, Copper House (Taylor's Engine), Paynter's, Field's Engine, Bull's, Cherry Tree and Western Boundary 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

Alfred Consols (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER, LEAD & TIN)

Rosewarne and Herland United (approx. 1.5 km; COPPER, SILVER, ZINC & LEAD)

Mellanear (approx. 1.7 km; COPPER, LEAD, ZINC & TIN)

West Providence Mine (approx. 2.6 km; TIN & COPPER)

Boiling Well (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER, LEAD, ZINC & SILVER)

Unity Consols (approx. 3.4 km; COPPER & TIN )

Wheal Squire (Wendron) (approx. 3.5 km; COPPER)

Wheal Treasury (Wheal Treasure) (approx. 3.8 km; COPPER & TIN)

Rosewarne United (approx. 4.0 km; COPPER, ZINC & TIN)

Penberthy Crofts (incl. Wheal Fancy) (approx. 4.3 km; COPPER, TIN & LEAD)


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