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Wheal Whitleigh Mine, Devon

Principal ores: SILVER-LEAD

Plymouth: grid reference SX483598

Whitleigh is a silver-lead mine situated about a mile southeast of Tamerton Foliot, near Derriford in northern Plymouth. There are no records of output.

Other nearby mines and their main ores

Cann Mine (approx. 4.2 km)

Borringdon Consols (approx. 4.7 km; LEAD, SILVER, ZINC, ARSENOPYRITE & COPPER)

Lopes Mine (approx. 4.7 km; COPPER)

Maristow (approx. 5.2 km; SILVER-LEAD)

Lopwell (approx. 5.4 km; SILVER-LEAD)

Shaugh Mine (approx. 5.8 km; IRON)

Park Valley (approx. 5.9 km; SILVER-LEAD)

Wood Mine (approx. 6.3 km; SILVER-LEAD)

South Tamar (approx. 6.5 km; LEAD, SILVER & FLUORITE)

Sidney Mine (approx. 6.8 km; TIN & ARSENIC)


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