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Great Whiteworks Mine, Devon

Principal ores: TIN

Two Bridges: grid reference SX613708

Otherwise known as Whiteworth, White Works and Wheal Industry, Great Whiteworks is situated on Southern Dartmoor about 2.5 miles of Two Bridges. This was an extensive tin mine with numerous shafts working at least 22 lodes, including North Lode, Rowse's Lode, Bullen Garden Lode, Adit Lode, Caunter Lode, Sergeant's Lode and Watson's Lode. Shafts on the sett include Old Engine Shaft, New Engine Shaft and Deep Shaft. Production records report that in 1870-71 - 29 tons of black tin were produed as well as between 1871 and 1876 - 86 tons of black tin were raised.

Other nearby mines and their main ores

Nunns Cross (approx. 1.4 km; TIN)

Eylesbarrow (approx. 2.3 km; TIN)

Bachelor's Hall (approx. 3.1 km; TIN)

Gobbett Tin Mine (approx. 3.9 km; TIN)

Hexworthy (approx. 4.8 km; TIN)

Brimpts North (approx. 5.9 km; TIN)

Wheal Cumpston (approx. 6.0 km; TIN)

Kit (approx. 6.1 km; TIN)

Ringleshuttes (approx. 6.3 km; TIN)

Brimpts South (approx. 6.4 km; TIN)


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