New West Caradon Mine, West Caradon Mine, Crow's Nest, St Cleer, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK
An old copper mine, which worked two NE-trending copper lodes in the southwestern part of the West Caradon sett, Marina's Lode in the southeast and Prior's Lode in the northwest. Marina's Lode was opened up from Marina's Shaft and developed from short drives along its strike to a depth of 66 fms. Prior's Lode, which trends almost parallel to Marina's Lode, was opened up from Rickard's Shaft, 200 yards NW of Marina's Shaft. According to the mine plans, development on this lode was restricted to a level at the bottom of the shaft, which extends 80 fms NE along its strike. A crosscut driven north of it connects to Menadue Lode of West Caradon Mine 50 fms west of Hallet's Shaft. Another crosscut south of the level on Prior's Lode meets an unnamed lode, on which there are short drives in either direction.
UK Grid Reference: SX260698
Between 1881 and 1886, the mine produced 295 tons of 6.5% copper ore. The grid reference marks the huge dump at Marina's Shaft. Rickard's Shaft is marked by another dump a little further northwest.
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- Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, pp. 599-600.
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