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Sithney and Carnmeal Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN

Wendron: grid reference SW628294

Notable minerals: Cassiterite & Pyrites.

Sithney and Carnmeal Mine is situated about a quarter of a mile northwest of Sithney. It lies just to the east of Wheal Metal on Carnmeal Downs. The mine worked three lodes: Carnmeal Lode, Sithney Lode and Luskey's Lode from Bounder, Eastern, Middle, Hill's, Bell's, Flat Rod and Engine Shafts.

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

Great Wheal Fortune (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER, TIN, ARSENIC & MISPICKEL)

Great Wheal Vor (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Carleen Mine (approx. 0.9 km)

Gwin & Singer United (approx. 1.2 km; TIN & COPPER)

Penhale Wheal Vor (approx. 1.6 km; TIN)

Wheal Prospidnick (approx. 2.9 km; LEAD)

Great Work (approx. 3.0 km; COPPER, TIN & LEAD)

Wheal Trewavas (approx. 3.0 km; TIN)

Wheal Vrawz (approx. 3.3 km; TIN)

Wheal Godolphin (approx. 3.4 km; COPPER & TIN)


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