Devon Great Elizabeth Mine, Holne, Dartmoor & Teign Valley District, Devon, England, UK
Opened c1857, a correspondent of the Mining Journal then visiting the area noting that the "splendid" specimens of copper ore that he had seen displayed here had convinced him that a rich deposit existed at a shallow depth. In October 1857, 20 tons of ore were reported raised from less than 12 feet depth.
UK Grid Reference: SX710707
In 1858, a shaft was sunk about 600 feet from the original discovery, but failed to encounter ore values. Although some further work surface was done on the back of the lode, little ore was raised, the only other recorded output being 8 tons in June 1859.
Work virtually ceased by the end of 1859 and the equipment was put up for sale in 1861.
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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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