Wheal Vrawz Mine, Cornwall
Crowan: grid reference SW646319
Location: Otherwise known as Wheal Vrose, this was an unsuccesful venture for tin, close to the village of Nancegollan between Camborne and Helston. A chimney still stands to the east of the village on the Releath Road. Its nearest neighbours were Wheal Prospidnick, Wheal Lamb and Trenoweth Mine
Thomas Spargo, the mining historian, writes a little about Wheal Vrawz in his book of 1865 entitled 'The Mines of Cornwall and Devon; Statistics and Observations'. He reports that Wheal Vrawz was, '... a little mine, almost forgotten, situated in Sithney, Cornwall, near an old rock, well known to antiquarians, called "Men-ambar," near the top of Prospidnick Hill. There was a small engine erected, but it worked only a short time; no effectual trial made. I think North Prospidnick Mine now includes this ground. Rock, granite. '
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Other nearby mines and their main ores
Wheal Prospidnick (approx. 0.7 km; LEAD)
Carbona (approx. 1.1 km; TIN)
Wheal Christopher Consols (approx. 1.5 km; TIN)
Penhale Wheal Vor (approx. 2.0 km; TIN)
Crenver & Wheal Abraham (approx. 2.0 km; COPPER & TIN )
Gwin & Singer United (approx. 2.4 km; TIN & COPPER)
Great Wheal Vor (approx. 2.4 km; COPPER & TIN)
Releath (approx. 2.9 km; TIN)
Crowan and Wendron Consols (Wheal Releath) (approx. 2.9 km; TIN)
Binner Downs (approx. 3.2 km)