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Georgia Consols (Georgia Mines), Amalebra (Amalebrea), Towednack, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK

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A small tin mine in the area between Georgia farm and the two small streams that meet just west of Amalebra. The plans indicate 12 ENE-trending lodes within a transverse distance of about 700 yards, but only two of them, Coles Lode and Lane Lode, were worked to some extent. Coles Lode was developed from four shafts along its strike, while Lane Lode, immediately south of it and coursing parallel to it, was accessed by crosscuts from the Coles Lode workings. The grid reference marks the site of Flat Rod Shaft, which was located at about the center of the workings.

The mine was started around 1815 and initially worked by hand and horse labour at a shallow depth. In 1847, the "Georgia Tin Mines" were acquired by an "influential party in London" and sold in the following year to the Cornwall New Mining Company. A new sett of the property was granted in 1872 to the Georgia Tin and Copper Mining Company, which went into liquidation three years later. In 1910, the sett was acquired by the St Ives Consolidated Mines Ltd. who stated that it had formerly been worked "in a spasmodic manner on a comparatively small scale". In 1929, the workings were investigated again, but the parts of lodes left standing were found to be thin and patchy, and the project was abandoned.

Between 1852 and 1855, the mine produced 170 tons of black tin.

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References

Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 127-128.

Payton, P., and Truran, L., eds. (1993): Cyril Noall's St Ives Mining District, Vol. 2. Dyllansow Truran (Redruth), p. 80.

A.K. Hamilton Jenkin: Annotations to Ordnance Survey map, scale 1:10,000, sheet 68NW.

 
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