Basset and Grylls Mine: This worked from 1852-1914 producing 4,650 tons of Tin. The site was then worked until 1938 under the name Porkellis Tin Mines. Much of the later workings were concentrated around “Old Mens Shaft” which was re-opened in 1907.
For information on the local area follow this link: Porkellis
The rest of the images of Basset and Grylls Mine were taken on Private Land. Please seek permission before exploring.
The remains here are extensive with the concrete uprights of an elevated tramway surviving which took the ore from the shaft to the processing mill. The images on this page were taken on a perfect summers day in 1997. The area is well covered in Bob Acton’s Exploring Cornish Mines Volume 3.
There is an Engine House for this mine which I hope to photograph when I re-visit the site.