Furzehill Mine (Furzehill Wood Mine), Horrabridge, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK
A tin mine close to the centre of Horrabridge. The extensive works lie alongside the River Walkham, including a large slime dump, 2 large (barren) rock dumps and several ruined buildings. The woods further up the hill are said to contain up to 70 shafts, there are certainly more than 30 some up to 50 feet deep, many 'capped' with little more than rotten timber, rusty corrugated sheets and leaves.
Photo: Chris Popham
UK Grid Reference: SX515691
This is not a safe place to go on your own - seriously!
No metal minerals were found at the site.
| Childrenite|| Quartz|| 'Tourmaline'|
3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Braithwaite, R.S.W., and Cooper, B.V. (1982): Childrenite in South-West England. Mineralogical Magazine 46, 119-126
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Locality Updated: Boiling Well Mine (Wheal Boil), Gwithian, St Erth - Gwithian Area, Cornwall, England, UKFrom Peter Haas, 29th Aug 2014 00:50:37