Mount Wellington Mine (Wheal Magpie), Cusgarne, Gwennap CP, Cornwall, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 13' 55'' North , 5° 8' 30'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.23206,-5.14171|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SW760418|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Mount Wellington Mine, otherwise known as Wheal Magpie includes the Clifford and Poldory sections of the former United Mines as well as Wheal Andrew and Wheal Britannia.
Mount Wellington Mine worked briefly between 1923 and 1941 raising 52 tons of black tin. It was reopened in 1976 and worked in association with Wheal Jane, helping to dewater the latter, and closed in 1991.
The mine worked Trenare's Lode from a number of shafts. These were Robinson's Shaft, Hawkins' Shaft, Wheal Friendship Shaft, Trenare's Shaft and Dunstan's Shaft. In the Wheal Britannia section it worked from Wheal Jewel Shaft whilst in the Poldory Section it worked from Sampson's Shaft and Buzza's Shaft.
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16 valid minerals.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)|