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Cornwall's Future Mines
Areas in Cornwall of Mineral Potential

By J.H. Trounson Edited by Roger Burt and Peter Waite

Cornwall's Future Mines
Paperback, 180 pages £20.00
Published: 1993
ISBN: 9780859894098
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, Mining History, South-West Studies

Containing numerous cross references to other texts and sources, this book aims to become a standard source of information on the mineral potentials in areas of Cornwall. The reports have been commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry.

List of Plates


Editors' Introduction


Section A: West Cornwall

Area 1. Wheal Hermon

Area 2. The Carnelloe and Dollar Mines, Carnelloe Consols and The Dollar Mine

Area 3. The Mines of Trink Hill


Wheal Reath

Area 4. The Marazion Mines

Owen Vean and Tregurtha Downs

Wheal Hampton

Wheal Rodney

Wheal Virgin

Area 5. Wheal Vor

Area 6. Wheal Osborne and Wheal Susan

Section B: Central Cornwall

Area 1. The Great Flat Load District

Wheal Uny and the Eastern Part of the Great Flat Lode

Area 2. The Redruth-Scorrier District

Wheal Boys

Prussia and Cardrew

Cardrew Consols

Wheal Montague and Wheal Harmony

Treleigh Wood

Wheal and West Wheal Peevor and Adjoining Ground

Area 3. Killifreth and Great Wheal Busy

Area 4. Stencoose and Wheal Concord

Area 5. The North Coast for a Mile West of Porthtowan

Area 6. Wheal Coates

Area 7. Wheal Kitty and West Wheal Kitty at St Agnes

Area 8. South Gwennap

Section C: East Cornwall

Area 1. The Lead and Zinc Mining District Between Newquay and Truro


Lambriggan Zinc and Lead Mine

Wheal Alfred

Pencorse Lead-Zinc Mine

Area 2. The Castle-an-Dinas Wolfram Mine, St Columb

Area 3. St Austell-Par-St Blazey

Par Consols

West Fowey Consols

List of Mines and Grid References

Index of Mine Names

John Trounson was a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines and a much respected Governor of the School for a number of years. He worked unceasingly to further his own knowledge of the lodes and mines of Cornwall and became the father figure of local mining lore.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 180 pages

BIC Code:
 University of Exeter Press


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