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Spearn Consols Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN & COPPER

Penwith: grid reference SW368339

Spearn Mine was located just over a mile north of St. Just, just southeast of Levant and north of Carnyorth Mine. Spearn Mine otherwise known as Spearn Consols was amalgamated with Spearn Moor Mine (Grid Ref. 368339) in 1874 with the group retaining the Spearn Consolidated Mines name.

Records show that Wheal Spearn was already working by 1811 and in the seventeen year period that followed, Wheal Spearn produced over 250 tons of Copper ore. Later trading as Spearn Consols, but not yet amalgamated with Spearn Moor Mine, the mine produced over 560 tons of black tin and over 30 tons of high grade copper ore. Following its union in 1874, the group produced 230 tons of black tin and a little copper ore. In 1878 the mine was swallowed up by Levant. The major lodes of this mine were Spearn Lode, Guide Lode, Rodd's Lode and Great Works Lode with the following shafts: Trewellard, Spearn Engine, Spearn Flat Rod, Spearn Moor Whim, Spearn Moor Engine, Guide, South, Rodd's and Great Works Shaft.

Information taken from and copyright of Roger Burt in his excellent book Cornish Mines: Metalliferous and Associated Minerals, 1845-1913 (Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913).

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

Geevor Mine (approx. 0.8 km; TIN)

Levant (approx. 0.9 km; TIN, COPPER & SILVER)

Botallack Crowns (approx. 0.9 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Owles (approx. 1.4 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Edward (approx. 1.4 km; COPPER & TIN)

Boscaswell Downs (approx. 1.5 km; TIN & COPPER)

Boscean (approx. 1.7 km; TIN)

Boswedden (approx. 2.2 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Castle (approx. 2.2 km; TIN)

Pendeen Consols (approx. 2.3 km; COPPER & TIN)


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