Hallenbeagle Mine, Chacewater, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
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The mine worked four lodes; from north to south, these are North lode, South lode, Reed's lode and Oat's lode. The latter two are probably estward extensions of the lodes worked at South Wheal Hawke. In 1943, when the mines in the area were prospected for tungsten, a shaft was re-opened and cleared to a depth of 140 ft below surface, where a level following a copper lode was encountered. The lode, which was followed for a distance of 230 ft, consisted of a hard quartz leader with a vuggy centre carrying chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrite and sphalerite, but did not contain any wolframite. The source of the wolframite ore found in the dumps on the surface could not be located.
Hallenbeagle mine was included for some time with the Great Wheal Busy group. From 1835 to 1846, it produced 30,580 tons of 6% copper ore; it also raised some black tin and arsenopyrite.
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- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 388-389.