June 26th, 2014

Wheal Busy Mine

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Wheal Busy, sometimes called Great Wheal Busy and in its early years known as Chacewater Mine, was ametalliferous mine half way between Redruth and Truro in the Gwennap mining area of Cornwall, England. During the 18th century the mine produced enormous amounts of copper ore and was very wealthy, but from the later 19th century onwards was not profitable. Today the site of the mine is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

The site was used for copper, tin and lastly arsenic. This area remains largely barren because of the tin deposits and of arsenious poison in the soil.
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