Wheal Snuff

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Wheal Snuff (also known as Island Consols) was located on The Island at St Ives.

It began work prior to 1840 and was previously worked by the North Battery Mine.

In 1853 a very rich tin lode was discovered here sufficiently large to employ around forty miners.

An adit was driven into the base of the cliff on the eastern end of Porthmeor Beach. It was flooded daily at high tide and despite attempts to seaproof it with a wooden collar and candle clay, water penetrated into the mine and the miners were forced to abandon it.

There are no records of its tin output.

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