History of Boscaswell


From 'The Mines of Cornwall and Devon, Statistics and Observations Thomas Spargo 1865

BOSCASWELL, in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall ; in granite. Purser, Mr. Sml. York, Penzance. Manager, Captain William Noy, Boscaswell. 98 men, 24 females, and 26 boys (total 148 persons), employed. Landowners, Samuel Borlase, Esq., aud others. Dues l-24th for tin, and l-20th for copper. Depth of adit, 28 fathoms ; under adit, 210, but not working below 1 70. Commencement of present Company's operations in 1859. There has been a loss on the working, but not large. In 1864 there was a profit. Pumping- engine, 36-inch ; stamping-engine, 34-inch ; winding-engine, 24-inch.

In 1864 the Company Sold

Tonscwt.qrs.lbs. £s.d.
Copper ore1391520 ...for ...£940181
Black tin119625£684028
£778109


The profits are said to be good, and dividends may be anticipated in 1865, exceeding those previously given.

 

 

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