Wheal Wrey, Wrey and Ludcott United Mines, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England, UK
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 28' 22'' North , 4° 23' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.4727777778, -4.39861111111|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SX298665|
Wh Wrey was at the northern part of the set and worked the eastern lode.
Dines: The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England, Volume II, pp 619-620.
Wheal Wrey was opened in 1846 by a Capt Peter Clymo, the mine soon cut rich. By 1855 the mine was being drained by a small 22" beam engine, which was later converted to a 60" cylinder. The mine continued to be worked by a shaft 108 fathoms deep, at which level the lode values droped off. And a decision was made to close the mine. This caused a big problem for the owners of Wheal Ludcott, as a number of levels connected between the two mines. After negotiations Wheal Wrey was brought for 3438 UK pounds in 1862.
Wheal Wrey Output:
5435 tons of lead ore
107020 oz silver (from lead ore)
16 entries listed. 16 valid minerals.
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