History of Boscean Mine

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

BOSCEAN, in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall, commenced working on June 6, 1850. There has been a profit on the working of about £2,400, but in 1864 the Company sustained a loss of £544 5s,, owing to the low price of tin as compared with the price given before the American war.

Black Tin Sold in 1864. 175 tons 7 cwt. 3 qrs. 26 lbs. ... for ... £10,951 11* id.

Mr. Samuel York, of Penzance, is Purser. Captain Richard Berryman is Manager. The rock is decomposed granite, about half-a-inile from its junction with clay-slate. 127 men, 46 females, and 38 boys (total 211), employed in the works. Landowners, Col. Scobell, George Grcnfell, Esq., Lord Falmouth, and others. Dues l-25th. Depth of adit, 14 fathoms; depth under adit, 78 fathoms. There are 2 draught-engines, viz., 40-inch and 36-inch cylinders. One stamping-engine of 24-inch cylinder ; aud one winding-engine of 22-inch cylinder. This has been a productive mine, but at present is not self-sustaining, for the reason above mentioned.



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