Tamar Valley Mine (New Tamar Valley Mine; Bere Alston United Mine; Wheal Fancy; Green Valley Mine; South Wheal Zion; Buttspill Mine; Old Beer Mine), Bere Alston (Beeralstone; incl. Bere Alston Mines; Old Beer Mines; Tamar Silver-Lead Mines), Bere Ferrers (Beer Ferris), Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK
The northernmost mine on the eastern lode, just across the river from Calstock and was probably worked in Elizabethan times.
Photo: Chris Popham
UK Grid Reference: SX437677
Reopened in 1843 as Green Valley Mine but shortly after renamed Wheal Fancy by new owners.
Reopened again as Berealston United Mine in 1855 working mostly on the 17 and 27 fathom levels. A smelter was erected but production focused mostly on the high quality fluorspar.
Outputs in 1870-6 were 95 tons lead ore, 650 oz silver and 620 tons of fluorspar.
In 1885-6 as Tamar Valley Mine 90 tons of fluorspar were produced.
A.K. Hamilton Jenkin
Worked in 2 parts. A small working on an adit close to the river with a 20ftm shaft. The larger working on Western Engine Shaft to a depth of 57ftms. A second shaft to the south reaches the 17ftm level and connects to Engine Shaft.
Outputs 1870-6, 95 tons 74% lead ore, 650oz silver, 20 tons pyrite, 620 tons fluorspar. As New Tamar Valley 1885-6 90 tons fluorspar.
Dines H.G. 1956
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4 entries listed. 4 valid minerals.
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