Devon in focus

  • Share
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email a friend

    Please enter your own name and your friend's email address below and we will email them a link to this page.


    Cancel


    This email address will only be used this once to send your friend a link to this page. No record will be kept, and the email address will not be shared with any third party.
  • Print this page

Virtuous Lady Mine, Devon

Principal ores: COPPER, TIN & PYRITE

Yelverton: grid reference SX473698


Notable minerals: Anatase, Brookite, Chalcopyrite, Chalybite, Chlorite, Fluor, Marcasite, Mispickel, Pyrites & Titanite.

Virtuous Lady Mine is situated just over a mile northwest of Buckland Monachorum near Yelverton. The mine is known to have been at work in the 16th Century - some say it was named after Queen Elizabeth the First - and worked on and off until the 1870's. Producing copper ore and some tin ore its main shaft was Wheal Bedford Shaft.

Production records report that for the periods 1825-33, 1856 and 1870-75 - 4,320 tons of 7.5% copper ore was raised as well as 6 tons of black tin between 1871-72.

Other nearby mines and their main ores

Little Duke Mine (approx. 0.4 km; Output)

East Lady Bertha (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER, PYRITE & Mispickel)

Lady Bertha (approx. 0.9 km; COPPER, TIN, ARSENIC & ARSENOPYRITE)

William and Mary (approx. 1.1 km; COPPER & PYRITE)

Tavy Consols (approx. 1.1 km; COPPER, TIN & ARSENIC)

South Lady Bertha (approx. 1.6 km; COPPER)

Bedford Consols (approx. 1.6 km; COPPER)

Sortridge and Bedford (approx. 1.7 km; COPPER & TIN)

New East Russell (approx. 1.8 km; COPPER)

South Crebor (approx. 1.8 km; COPPER, TIN etc)

 

Walking Dartmoor

Walking Devon

Walk Dartmoor in easy bite-sized chunks

Mining Database

Mining database

Dig a little deeper into Devon's mining history

Maps

Maps

Be safe and prepared with the latest maps from the Ordnance Survey

Information

Contact

Newsletter

About us

Privacy policy

Cookies

Advertise

Promote events

Advertising options

 

Follow us

Facebook

Twitter

 

Related sites

Cornwall in Focus

Somerset in Focus

Dorset in Focus

A SouthWest in Focus brand
© Shimbo 2000 - 2018

© http://www.devoninfocus.co.uk 2000 - 2018