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Wheal Treasury (Wheal Treasure) Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER & TIN

Gwinear: grid reference SW606348

Location: Wheal Treasury, also known as Wheal Treasure, lies just under two miles southeast of Gwinear. The sett includes Drewollas Mine, Wheal Maid, Wheal Penny and West Wheal Treasury.

Worked from 1815 to 1870, the mine raised 12,000 tons of copper and 1,490 tons of tin. Lodes included: Wheal Treasury Lode; Drewollas Lode; Treloar's Lode; Moor Lode; White Cap Lode; Engine Lode; Hick's Lode; North Lode; Wheal Penny Lode; Lambo and Engine Lode; New Lode and Wheal Jane Lodes.

There are over 20 shafts present, with the main ones being: Wheal Maid; Emmon's; Edwards'; Hasleton's; Harvey's; Bull's; Dunsford's; Bates; Stonegate; Middle West; Coulson's; Fields; Pressure; Carne; Penny; Whim; Blewett's; Paul's; Proctor's; Parry's; Swaine; Painter's; Mackay's, Vivian's and Williams' Shafts. Their traces can still be seen on Gwinear Downs and Burnt Downs.

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

Unity Consols (approx. 0.8 km; COPPER & TIN )

Binner Downs (approx. 1.1 km)

Crenver & Wheal Abraham (approx. 2.2 km; COPPER & TIN )

Rosewarne United (approx. 2.3 km; COPPER, ZINC & TIN)

West Providence Mine (approx. 2.4 km; TIN & COPPER)

Wheal Godolphin (approx. 2.5 km; COPPER & TIN)

Rosewarne and Herland United (approx. 2.7 km; COPPER, SILVER, ZINC & LEAD)

Pendarves & St. Aubyn (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

Alfred Consols (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER, LEAD & TIN)

Great Wheal Alfred (approx. 3.8 km; COPPER, LEAD & TIN )


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