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Bodithiel Mixed Mine (mine)
Posted: 15/06/2020 08:59:28
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Hello,

New member here. I'm wondering if anyone has any history on mining in and around St Pinnock, Cornwall - particularly concerning Bodithiel. My family moved from Devon to Bodithiel, St Pinnock in 1836 and from there emigrated to Australia in 1841. Family history has it that my greatx4 grandfather lost a substantial amount of money at around that time, prompting the move to Australia.

We believe there was at some time a lead (Pb) mine at Bodithiel, which may have (or may not have) been associated with Bodithiel Mixed Mine.
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Posted: 19/06/2020 22:14:15
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The Ag/Pb mine was a later one, still going in the 1920s. Here is an extract from a Northern Mines Reasearch paper:

Harold William Gloucester-Trotman died in Nigeria in November, 1940, at the age of 43.

He joined H.M. Forces at the outbreak of the Great War, and after demobilization studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Camborne School of Mines. In 1924 he joined the staff of the St. John d’el Rey Co. and was occupied in research work on the dressing of bauxite. Returning to England in the same year, he was for eighteen months manager of the Bodithiel silver-lead mine in Cornwall, and in 1925 he went to Northern Nigeriau where he was for some time assistant engineer on the staff of the Bisichi Tin Company, and later worked on his own account.
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Posted: 19/06/2020 22:19:05
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This link has some very good information
http://www.minecaptain.plus.com/east_cornwall_mines_and_power_co.htm
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