History of Spearne Consols Mine


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

SPEARNE CONSOLS,
in St. Just, Cornwall, in 794 shares. Parser, Mr. James B. Coulson, Penzance. Manager, Captain Thomas Bennetts, St. Just. Landowners, Messrs. Robyns, Trezise and White. Dues, l-48th. Depth of adit, 26 fathoms. Depth under adit, 150 fathoms; but now idle under the 90 level. 40 females and 10 boys employed. Pumping-engine, 30-inch. Winding-engine, 20-inch. 2 water stamping mills. Rock, granite.

Mineral Sold in 1864

Black tin ... 36 tons. 11 cwts. 0 gra. 12 lbs ... for ... £2,270 0s 5d

The present working commenced in 1839 ; there has been a loss, but amount unknown, except during the last 5 years, when it was £4,100 ; of which last year's was £1,200.


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

A combination of Wheal Spearn with some adjoining properties not completely formed until 1839. In 1865 was 150 fathoms below adit (26) but full of water below the 90. Had 30-inch pumping and 20-inch winding engines and two water-wheels. In 1870 was the same depth and employed eighty people. 1833-73, sold 565 tons of black tin and 34 tons of copper ore.

 

 

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