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THE MINES OF CORNWALL – II. THE CAMBORNE AREA. - Thomas Spargo - 1865.

Mellanear – in the parish of St. Erth, in 2500 shares. Commenced 1864. Purser, Mr Almond E Paull, Camborne. Manager, Captain William Pool, Illogan. The rock is clay slate. 51 men, 8 females and 4 boys employed. Lords, Francis Rodd Esq. and others. Dues 1/24th . Depth of adit, 12 fathoms; under adit, 50 fathoms. Pumping engine 76 inch. For winding, crushing ores and for capstan, 17 inch engine.

No returns. This mine is the western portion of West Alfred Consuls, the other portion of which was abandoned about 2 years ago. The present working is by another company. The prospects are good. This old mine was slightly worked about 40 or 50 years ago.

West Alfred Consuls – Phillack, idle a year or two. The western part of the sett, in St. Erth, called Mellanear, is worked by a new company, with cheering prospects.