Wheal Betsy Devon England
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 36.785 W 004° 06.417
30U E 421682 N 5607384
Quick Description: An ancient silver/lead mine on Dartmoor
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/28/2007 6:08:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM1651
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Grimspound and Jem
Views: 352

Long Description:
This Ancient Silver – Lead mine was re-opened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish Beam Pumping Engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pumping, winding and crushing of ore was carried out by steam power. In 1967 the ruined engine house and stack were acquired and made safe by the National Trust as a memorial to the mining industry of Dartmoor. The remains of many spoil heaps, shafts, and water gullies can be seen in the area.
Mine Type: Abandoned Mine

Mineral Collecting: No

Material Mined: Precious Metal

Operation: Underground Mine

Surface Features: Yes

KNOWN DANGERS:
The nearby main road, please cross carefully.


Any associated website: [Web Link]

Any Other information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Optional photograph welcomed.
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