The Redruth Mines

This page includes Redruth, Illogan and Scorrier Mines, the separation of these Mines from Camborne is proving to be a bit tricky.

Redruth Mines

An image of Marriott’s Shaft on the South Wheal Frances Section of the Basset Mines.

For more images follow this link: Basset Mine Gallery

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The scant remains of Wheal Buller Mine, this worked 1819-1875 it produced 140,000 tons of Copper making it the fourth largest producer in Cornwall.

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The 70″ Pumping Engine House of Hallenbeagle mine near Scorrier, the mine worked from 1835-1846 producing 30,580 tons of Copper.

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Hallenbeagle Mine, the Whim Engine house chimney in the background.

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An image of Hallenbeagle Mine looking across the railway.

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The impressive survival of the Tolgus Calciner along the Old Portreath road.

For more images follow this link: Tolgus Calciner Gallery

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North Treskerby Mine, the 80″ Pumping Engine House on Doctor’s shaft. This mine worked from 1859-1892 producing 19,270 tons of copper and 150 tons of tin.

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A dramatic image of Wheal Peevor Mine framed by the calciner. This mine worked from 1872-1918 producing 3,280 tons of tin. The three engine houses from left to right are: the 32″ Stamps, 70″ Pumping house on Sir Frederick’s shaft and the 18″ whim (winding) house, this was taken before the site was stabilised.

For more images follow this link: Peevor Mine Gallery

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Wheal Rose Mine near Scorrier worked between 1826-1872, the engine house was converted to a dwelling several years ago.

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Standing high above the town of Redruth the stack of Penandrea Mine. The mine worked from 1854-1891 producing 7,700 Tons of Tin and 1,090 Tons of Copper.

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The Engine House of Pennance Mine near Lanner, it worked from 1866-1872 producing 590 tons of Copper.

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Wheal Uny Mine, the two engine houses on Hind’s Shaft. The further engine house contained the mine’s 70″ Pumping Engine, the closer contained the Whim. The mine worked from 1800-1930 producing 2,825 ton Copper and 7,660 tons of Tin.

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An image of the Pumping Engine House showing the fine stonework of the building.

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In the foreground is the Whim House standing at right angles to the Pumping Engine House.

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An image of the site from the other side, showing the stack with the two engine houses in the background.

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