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richard531

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Tregembo Tin Mine
Posted: 19/07/2012 18:42:35
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Me and another geology student were on a bike ride and we found this mine so we snapped a few pictures and then found it on google earth. I was just wondering if anyone knows any of the history of this mine? IP: 86.129.49.179
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Tregembo Tin Mine
Posted: 19/07/2012 21:33:15
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You are scratching the tip of a very big iceberg here.

Since you are a geology student, you should have access to the texts which follow.

Mines and Miners of Cornwall (various volumes) AK Hamilton Jenkin.

The Metalliferous Mining Region of the West of England (or similar) HG Dines. HMSO (this tells you what the shafts are called, where they go and what the lodes contained).

Jenkin will give you the history, Dines will tell you what is what and there is another "The Minerology of Devon and Cornwall" by Collins will tell you what the gunge was they were dealing with and whether any of it was spectacular and valuable.

I'd get a copy of Collins and Dines as a matter of course. Jenkin's books are desirable and pricey and probably better left in the library until you realise you want some yourself.
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richard531

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Posted: 19/07/2012 23:55:35
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Ah sadly I'm an A level student and my college has no books about Cornwall they only stock ones which are relevant to the course. IP: 86.129.49.179
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Tregembo Tin Mine
Posted: 20/07/2012 09:50:50
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Hi,
Pretty sure that the mine you visited was not Tregembo but Tindene.
The photo's are certainly Tindene and there is no public access to Tregembo.
If you look at the 1:25000 OS map, the chimneys and workings in the fields to the north of Tregembo house are the remains of Tregembo Mine, while the workings to the south, on the other side of the lakes, are the remains of Tindene.
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Joined: 09/10/2007
Location: Redruth Cornwall

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Tregembo Tin Mine
Posted: 21/07/2012 01:06:21
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Looks like Tindene to me too; It also looks like I've done my neck in looking at the pictures..... Crying

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Location: Southern Cornwall

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Posted: 21/07/2012 19:36:06
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Same crick in the neck, Tindene has two massive walls built at a right angle to the engine house, these supported the the balance for flat rods that ran to old flat rod shaft, which has two massive walls to support the balance for the pump rods that still show in the filled shaft (if it is not overgrown since I was in there)
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sputnam

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Posted: 21/07/2012 19:43:19
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No longer visible last time I passed a couple of months ago. Can't remember if it was overgrown or flooded though. IP: 91.135.8.213
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Posted: 21/07/2012 21:46:33
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Off the top of my head, is Tindene in Ham Jenks' Wendron Tin, or Mines and Miners St Hilary and Breage?

My geography is thinish down there.
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Posted: 21/07/2012 22:13:59
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Geographically it should be St Hilary & Breage, but not got my copy to hand to check at the moment. IP: 91.135.8.213
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