History of Lelant Consols Mine

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

LELANT CONSOLS, in Uny Lelant, Cornwall, in 963 shares. Purser, Mr. William Richards, 17 Regent Terrace, Penzance. Manager, Captain Jas. Williams, Lelant. Lords of Trembethew Manor (viz., Rodd, Tre- mayne, Stephens, and Tyringham), owners of land and minerals. Dues l-20th ; depth of adit, 11 fathoms ; depth under, 70. Rock granite. About 40 men usually employed ; but, at present, not so many. Pumping-engine, 24-inch; winding-engine* 20-inch. One water stamps. They sold, in 1864, about 12 tons of tin. The Company commenced operations about 15 years ago, and have displayed great patience, having been paying calls regularly during that period. The present operations are on another part of the sett, where it is hoped better results will attend their labours. The mine being adjacent to the rich Wheal Margaret — on parallel lodes — the non-success hitherto has been a great disappointment.

From 'Observations on the West of England Mining Region' J.H. Collins

Lelant adjoins the once rich Wheal Margaret. 1838, employed twenty people. Reopened in 1850. In 1870 was 70 below adit, had 24-inch and 20-inch engines and employed forty people. 1864, sold 12 tons of black tin.



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