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Posted: 08/04/2018 01:56:58
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A list of mines from The Mining Journal Jan 1st 1853.
Some interesting reading here.



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Posted: 08/04/2018 13:23:52
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I see there is one listed as "Orsedd", I wonder if that is what became Pen yr Orsedd? IP: 86.161.244.225
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Posted: 08/04/2018 20:12:48
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Considering that the mines in the list are all(?) metalliferous, I suspect it's more likely to be Orsedd lead mine Whitford, Flintshire SJ149767

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Posted: 08/04/2018 21:09:21
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Ah, thanks Dave. IP: 86.161.244.225
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Posted: 10/04/2018 01:09:26
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I was interested to see Trelusback Mine included in the list. Not very much has been published on this unfortunate adventure.
Tin was initially found at shallow depth, and this spurred investment enough to sink 3 shafts.
The mine is situated in a much elevated part of this area and as such, the tin zone had already been depleted by millions of years of erosion, leaving only the 'last dregs' of the lode; consequently as the mine deepened, the lode became poorer.
The irony here was, running parallel a few hundred metres to the north, were the deeper bonanza lodes of Penstruthal, Tresavean, Wheal Buller and others.

As far as an investment was concerned, it was money down the proverbial.

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Posted: 17/04/2018 17:15:10
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In the County Courts the case of Tangye v. Thomas over the sale of shares a Susan Kent the account house woman gave evidence on behalf of the plaintiff.
Royal Cornwall Gazette - Friday 18th February 1853.

Another name to add to Cornwall's mining past...

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