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Wheal Zion Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: COPPER

Callington: grid reference SX431696

Location: This was quite a small copper mine located about three-quarters of a mile northwest of Calstock in the Tamar Valley in East Cornwall and part of the Callington Mining District. The mine worked Main Lode and Middle Lode from three shafts: Engine; Richard's and Lemon's Shafts.

Records of output for Wheal Zion (1855-58) were: 812 tons of 5.75% copper ore.

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).

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

Wheal Edward (Calstock) (approx. 0.5 km; COPPER)

Wheal Arthur (Calstock) (approx. 0.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

Okel Tor (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER, TIN & PYRITE)

Danescombe (approx. 1.1 km; COPPER & TIN )

Drakewalls (approx. 1.7 km; TIN, COPPER & ARSENIC)

Gunnislake Clitters (approx. 2.9 km; COPPER & TIN)

Hawkmooor (approx. 3.2 km; COPPER & TIN)

Harrowbarrow (approx. 3.4 km; PYRITE & TIN)

Hingston Down (approx. 3.4 km; COPPER & TIN)

Wheal Langford (approx. 5.4 km; LEAD, SILVER, ZINC & MANGANESE)


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