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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Wheal Prosper Tin Mine

Wheal Prosper (Rinsey) Tin Mine (United Kingdom)

Description by ICLOK

Started in 1860 probably on extension of Wheal Trewavas Lodes producing mainly tin and possibly small quantities of copper. In June 1862 the mine was 40F below adit and was paying costs yet by 1866 the mine was closed. The mine had at one time a 20" rotatative engine for stamping (16 heads) and for winding, no trace exists today however. The 30" pumping engine house has survived on engine shaft (50 F Deep) and was stabalised by the National Trust. The engine house dates from 1860. There are two other shafts in the area approaching the engine house including Mitchells Whim shaft (40F below adit) which has been conserved with a bat castle over the opening. The adit is 27F below the cliff surface and can be reached by a scramble up the rocks, beware of tide and loose rock!!!

Photos of Wheal Prosper Tin Mine

Photographs Of Prosper
Photographs Of Prosper (9 photos)
Last updated January 21st 2014 by DougCornwall
Wheal Prosper Visit
Wheal Prosper Visit (16 photos)
Last updated December 15th 2011 by ICLOK
Historic Photographs Of Prosper
Historic Photographs Of Prosper (9 photos)
Last updated November 2nd 2010 by DougCornwall

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Major Mining Region

Wheal Prosper Tin Mine belongs to the Mounts Bay - Breage region.

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