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Great Wheal Hugo, Sydenham Damerel, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UK

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A small and unsuccessful mine with the misleading name of Great Wheal Hugo. Located near Tuellmore and, according to Dines, marked by a small dump of decomposing slates.

Said to contain two E-W copper lodes, in 1853, the shaft had been sunk to 14.5 fathoms, when operations were briefly halted by water problems. In 1854, a cross-cut on the 20 fathom level intersected a N-S lode consisting of quartz, fluorite and small cubes and particles of lead. However, negotiations with the mineral lord in 1856 to replace the existing lease with a mining grant proved unsuccessful and the equipment was put up for sale.

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References

Hamilton Jenkin, A.K. (1981): The Mines of Devon, Vol. : North & East of Dartmoor, Devon Library Services : Exeter

Dines, H.G. (1994): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 2, reprint, p. xxvi.

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