Devon Great Consols, Near Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, UK - 1215-010
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 32.429 W 004° 13.370
30U E 413350 N 5599440
Quick Description: A mine in the Tamar Valley mining area.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 4:33:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM7DV1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
At its peak in the later part of the 19th century Devon Great Consols was both the largest copper and arsenic producer in the world and was at the cutting edge of ore recovery technology under the control of Captain Issac Richards. The mine ceased production in 1901 and was abandoned in 1903. Throughout the twentieth century the mine was worked on a much smaller scale for a number of minerals including copper, arsenic, tin and wolfram.
The overall output from 1844 to 1902 had been 736,229 tons copper ore sold for £3,473,046 and 72,279 tons refined arsenic for £625,062.

Type: Site

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1215/multiple=1&unique_number=1392

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