Wheal Florence, Lydford, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK
Started, or restarted, in 1847, Wh. Florence was worked for about five years before being abandoned due to the paucity of the lead lode.
UK Grid Reference: SX513849
Reworked in 1858, both native silver and ruby silver was found in the lode. Selective samples were sent to assay in Covent Garden, London and returned values of 1086 and 4582 ounces of silver to the ton, the latter believed to be the highest value ever recorded in a British "silver" mine. However, only a further 7.5 tons of ore was raised and the mine closed later that year.
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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Hamilton Jenkin, A.K. (1981): The Mines of Devon : North & East of Dartmoor, Devon Library Services : Exeter
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