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Posted: 23/04/2020 20:00:30
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Hi does anyone have any info on maudlin mine at all, literally anything at all throw it at me! Cheers, I live on the maudlin mine site and I just want to know any more info on itSmile IP: 213.205.194.10
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Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

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Posted: 23/04/2020 21:25:53
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From Dines, BGS memoirs



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Posted: 24/04/2020 13:35:10
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Apologies, I don't have a scanner, but from Collins, Observations on the West of England Mining Region (p. 531)

Maudlin Mine, Lanlivery
A very ancient copper, tin and iron mine, a sort of carbona under a gozzan, with another gozzan below.In 1864 was 70 fathoms below adit (30), had 36-inch pumping engine and a 32-foot water wheel for stamping and winding and employed forty-two people. In 1870 was 110 fathoms deep and employed twenty people. The records of production are more than usually deficient. It is known that considerable quantities of tin, copper, and iron (partly magnetic) ores have been raised from time to time, but only records available are the following: 1823-4 and 1867-8, sold 110 tons of copper ore; and 1853-6 sold 2 tons of black tin.

From Collins, A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon p. 62

Lanlivery, Maudlin Mines
Calcedony, cassiterite, chalybite, chlorite, covellite, cronstedite, fluor, garnet, jasper, melanterite, mispickel, opal, pyrites, pyrrhotite, scheelite, wolfram


According to MinDat the following minerals have been reported

Actinolite, Apatite, Arsenopyrite, Cassiterite, Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Chlorite Group, Covellite, Cronstedtite, Cronstedtite-2H2, Cuprite, Danalite ?, Fluorapatite, Fluorite, Garnet Group, Melanterite, Opal, Pyrite, Pyrrhotite, Quartz, Chalcedony, Jasper, Scheelite, Siderite, Sphalerite, Tenorite, Tremolite, Wolframite

The provenance of Danalite from this locality has yet to be confirmed as the original claim by the mineral collecting fraud Arthur Kingsbury has been invalidated.


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IP: 86.151.247.122 Edited: 24/04/2020 16:32:34 by neutronix
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Posted: 24/04/2020 14:02:16
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There are 4 references in the Mining Journal in 1851 and 1852. The first in 1851 reads like a bit of promotional hype.



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Nothing else much of interest.

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Posted: 24/04/2020 16:37:05
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I recommend signing up for an account with https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

There are some real gems on mine share fraud at the mine, which resulted in action at the Court of the Queen's Bench in the 1850s, and many many other stories in and around the mine.

Give it a try for a month, which is what I did a few years ago, and have since taken out an annual subscription - it is a remarkable source of contemporary information.
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Posted: 29/04/2020 00:52:34
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Thankyou very much guys, sorry I’ve only just worked out how to login to my account! This information is very interesting and been exciting for me, I’ve also now got a subscription with the bnaSmile IP: 213.205.194.92
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