History of Wheal Bal Mine


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

WHEAL BAL,
in St. Just, Cornwall, in 64 shares. Purser, Mr. Richard Quick, Trewellard. Manager, Captain James Trezise, St. Just. Landowners, Messrs. William Trezise, Richard White, and others. Dues, l-24th. Adit, 60 fathoms deep. Depth below adit, 60 fathoms. 15 men and 6 boys employed. No steam machinery on the mine, the works being, exclusively, above adit level.

Returns in 1864. 17 Tons. 6 cwts. sold for £1,065 15 shillings 1 d.

This is a very ancient work, the returns from which have about met the cost, — which is the present state of the mine. An increase in price of tin would afford a small dividend. The rock is granite.


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

Lies to the south-west of Wheal Carne and south-east of Levant. A very ancient mine; has never had steam machinery according to Spargo (1865) when it was sunk to 60 fathoms below adit and employed 21 people.

Sales of tin reported:
1856 £5988
1864 £1066

 

 

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