West Wheal Basset (Wheal Haste), South Frances United Mines, Basset Mines, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
Thomas's engine house by road near Piece (SW 6815 3970).
Photo: Paul De Bondt 2013
UK Grid Reference: SW682397
- Rocks & Min.: 17:127; 18:73
- Golley & Williams, 1995, 21 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual".
A stamps engine house stands above one of the finest surviving nineteenth century tin dressing floors in the world.
The West Basset Mine Stamps (SW 6815 3970) constructed by the Tuckingmill Foundry, date to 1875. The remains of the dressing floors show three different phases - settling and buddling (1875), additional buddle floor (1892), and the installation of Frue vanners (1906).
The site is listed by English Heritage as "Grade II" [buildings of nationally important and of special interest].
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Locality Updated: Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 13th Dec 2013 02:30:58