West Poldice Mine (East Wheal Margaret), Canon's Town, Ludgvan, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 10' 8'' North , 5° 27' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.16889,-5.46611|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW525357|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Hamilton Jenkin (1961) notes that West Poldice Mine "alias Wheal Merth, for the setts are virtually indistinguishable" was reopened in 1849 as East Wheal Margaret.
The mine continued in operation until 1865 and has a recorded output of 725 tons of black tin.
7 valid minerals.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 136-137.
Atkinson, B. (1994): Mining Sites in Cornwall, Vol. 2, Dyllansow Truran (Truro), xx pp.