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Mellanear Copper Mine is in the parish of St Erth, near Hayle, which is the post town and railway station. The mine is held under a lease for 21 years, at a royalty of 1-30th, granted by Francis Rodd, esq. and others. The country is killas, and the dip is 2 feet 6 inches in the fathom. Nearest granite is at Trencrom Hill, Lelant. The engine shaft is sunk 100 fathoms. The known lodes on the sett are two, running north-west. The known cross-courses are three, and run parallel with the lodes. The mine is worked and drained by steam engines of 76 inch and 80 inch cylinders.
The company is on the limited liability system, and consists of 8,000 shares.
There are 150 persons employed.
Purser - Thomas Pryor, of Redruth.
Agent - Richard Stevens, Hayle
Manager - Edward Rogers, St Erth
Mellanear Copper Mine Co. Limited (George H Taylor, purser; John Taylor & Sons, managers; John Gilbert, resident manager and chief agent), St Erth, Hayle
Mellanear Copper Mine Co. Limited (John Gilbert, manager and chief agent) St Erth, Hayle