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South Bedford Mine (South Gunnislake Mine; in part: South Bedford and East Gunnislake Mine), Tavistock Hamlets, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK

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Located on the east bank of the river Tamar below Bedford United Mine and originally known as Luscombe Mine, this mine worked four lodes known as Main, Middle, South and Gunnislake Caunter, (with Main lode also known as Luscombe Lode). A steam engine, said to be the first in Devon, was erected here in 1803.

Incorporated into the Bedford United set in 1841, the mine was too far away to be worked effectively, and was was incorporated into a new set in 1850 named East Gunnislake and South Bedford Mine. 5300 tones of copper ore were returned between 1854-71, with lesser amounts of pyrite and tin.

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References

Mines of Devon, Volume 1: The Southern Area, A K Hamilton Jenkin 1974

The Metalliferous mining Region of South west England, H G Dines 1956.

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