This series of blog post is nearing the end of exploring the small ‘miscellaneous’ mines in Webb and Geach. Its description can be found on page 101 of the Trevithick Society reprint of the book. West Phoenix is the first mine within the miscellaneous section that has left obvious evidence of modern maps, so enjoy exploring.
Surveyed: 1881 to 1882 Published: 1883, Cornwall XXVIII.NW
Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.
Ordnance Survey 2016
Google Maps 2016
Cornwall Council interactive map
Reference : MCO12775
Name : WEST PHOENIX – Post Medieval mine
Monument type : MINE
Period : Post Medieval
Form : EXTANT STRUCTURE
Summary : The mine worked for tin between 1872 and 1875, and for copper from 1877-1886. It was amalgamated with Phoenix United in 1886 and was closed in 1889. The buildings were demolished as a military exercise in the 1950’s
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